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Causes of WW1
Assassination of Archduke
The causes of World War 1 are Nationalism- the pride in one's country, Imperialism- desire to control territory, Militarism- the build up of military and Alliances- complex network of partnerships.
Germany Sinks Lusitania
Over time, Europe created complex allianes with each other that would cause a conflict between Austria- Hungary and Serbia to bring in almost all of Europe.
We won't shoot without warning.
On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip (Serbia) killed Archduke Ferdinand of Austria- Hungary, sparking the start of WW1.
America Enters WW1
On May 7, 1915, German U-Boats or submarines sunk the Lustiania, a passanger ship carrying almost 2,000 people- among them, 128 Americans.
The Germans promised to warn ships before they attacked. Then they broke their promise and resumed unrestricted submarine warfare. This caused 3 more American ships to be sunk.
After American lives were lost and it was clear that we were needed in the war, Wilson signed a war resolution on April 6, 1917, officially entering us into the war as an Allied power.
Declaration of war
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