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U.S. is neutral at the start of the War
I don't want to take sides and make some people mad
Germany Invades Belgium
Sinking of the Lusitania
At the start of the war the United States did not want to get involved but rather stay neutral. By choosing a side they would be angering some of the population who came from the other side.
Germany is talking to Mexico about invading us through a telegram
Germany goes in and invades Belgium. This makes it quicker for them to get into France because France was guarding the boarder they shared with Germany so Germany had to find a new way in.
Germany submarine warfare
Germany used submarine warfare to sink the British ship the Lusitania. On board of that ship was 128 Americans. The United States was not happy about this.
It's time to go to war. And help support
Germany sent a telegram to Mexico about invading the United States and taking some of their land back over. The United States intercepted their telegram and was prepared.
Germany announces they will be using submarine warfare. It will be unrestricted.
The United States decides that they are gonna go to war with Germany. This is decided in 1914. They also decide in a economic interest to go to war too.
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