Reasons The U.S. Entered The War
Entry Into the Great War
- Submarines used to sink British ships.
- The U-boat Provided its wirth as a serious fighting machine right at the begining of the war.
- Sank three British Cruisers.
The Zimmerman Telegram
- The Zimmerman Telegram was a coded message sent from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to Germany's ambassador in Mexico.
- Sent in January 1917.
- The Zimmermann Telegram helped change public opinion in the United States away from isolationism and toward joining World War I with the Allies.
Election of 1916
- The United States presidential election of 1916 took place while Europe was embroiled in World War I.
- Public sentiment in the still neutral United States leaned towards the British and French (allied) forces
- Served two terms from 1913-1919.
- In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world "safe for democracy."
- Law that refers to a belligerent's right to prevent an enemy from receiving goods of value in waging war and to seize and condemn any cargo shipped by a neutral nation to a warring power
- Usually on the high seas.