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.
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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.
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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

Woodrow Wilson

  • 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.

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