U.S. entry into the Great War

By: Savana Smith

Zimmerman Telegraph

The ZImmerman Telegram was a telegraph sent from Germany to Mexico, but was intercepted by Britian and later given to the U.S. The telegraph pretty much said that if mexico attacked the U.S. then they would gain back the boarder states.

Lusitania

On May 7, 1915, the Lusitania was blown up by German U-boats. The Germans warned that they would blow up any ships carrying guns or supplys. We went at our own cost. Afterwards, they promised to not fire on passenger ships.

"Make the World Safer for Democracy"

On April 2, 1917, President Wilson went looking for a Declaration of War. Four days later, Congress gives it to him. Even though Wilson did not want to enter the war, he felt it was now a "fearful thing" to not be in the war.
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