US Involvment in WWI

By Peter Cahpman and Kyle Roepke

First Involvment

The United States never officially joined the Great War until 1917 when a German U-Boat

Sank the ship Lusitania and intercepted a message sent to Mexico from Germany to enter the war. It was however effecting the war by providing materials such as ammunition, food, and other supply's to the Allied nations (Great Britian, France, Russia).

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After Joining

After President Wilson signed the papers declaring the U.S. apart of the war against Germany and Austria-Hungry, the United States went straight to work. The U.S. mobilized 4,000,000 military personnel and by the end of the war suffered 110,000 deaths, including 43,000 due to the influenza pandemic.
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The Aftermath of the War

At the end of the Great War, the U.S. saw a dramatic expansion in their Military capabilities and size. For the peace treaty of the war though, the U.S. signed a separate treaty with Germany and their allies instead of at the treaty of Versialle with the other Allied nations.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_in_World_War_I