Why did the U.S. entered the War?

3 reasons why the U.S entered war.

Lusitania sinking

The sinking of the Lusitania is also known as the Sinking of the RMS Lusitania. On May 1, 1915, the Lusitania left port in New York. The Germans had sent flyer warnings around the world that if anyone were to be where their battle submarines were that they would confiscate any weapons, and if they failed to stop they would blow up any ship. May 7, 1915, Captain William Thomas Turner slowed the Lusitania down because of fog. A German U-boat, had already spotted and targeted them. At 1:40 p.m., the U-boat launched a torpedo. The torpedo hit the right side of the Lusitania. The Americans then started to be shallow towards the Germans.

President Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1913-1919. Though he pledged to keep America out of World War I, Wilson was obliged to declare war on Germany after the submarine warfare in early 1917. At the end of the war, Wilson became the first American president to leave the country during his administration when he sailed for Paris to negotiate the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

Election of 1916

  • The United States presidential election of 1916 took place while Europe was in World War I. After hard fought contest, Wilson defeated Hughes. Wilson had 277 Electoral votes and 9,129,606 popular votes. Wilson was helped by his campaign slogan "He kept us out of war".