World War 1 (WWI)
By Stephen Amphay and Madiha Khan
Spark of World War 1
U.S. Joins the War
President Woodrow Wilson never wanted to join the, but in 1915, the British passenger liner the Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine, killing 128 Americans and further heightening tensions.
President Woodrow Wilson Declared that "the world must be safe for democracy" to a joint session of Congress, while asking them to declare war against Germany in 1917.
The United States formally declares war against Germany and enters the conflict in Europe, in 1917.
War Time Period
Quote from Woodrow Wilson
This quote means that the U.S. is now preparing to battle in the war.