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  • Sinking of the Lusitania, Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, and the Sussex Pledge
  • Sussex Pledge
  • Zimmermann Note
  • "Here is a telegram from the German government to you, the German Ambassador in Mexico."
  • U.S. enters WW1
  • After the sinking of the Lusitania, by Germany which killed 1,100 passengers, Germany offered to sign the Sussex Pledge. The Sussex Pledge was there to suspend Germany from attacking any merchant ships.
  • The Zimmermann Note, was a telegraph sent to Mexico from the Germany government ordering them to join the war allied with Germany. Germany told Mexico to try and conquer the land they lost from the U.S. This then caused the U.S. to join the war.
  • The U.S. enters the war in order to stop Germany from winning. President Woodrow Wilson declared war in order to fight for democracy.
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