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The US declared war on April 6, 1917. However, it took time to mobilize soldiers for the army, and US forces were not fully engaged in France until the Spring offensive of 1…918. This allowed the US forces to be engaged to the greatest effect along many of the lines of battle. After Germany lost most of its territorial gains from the early part of the war, they were forced to end the war on November 11, 1918. Although Woodrow Wilson opposed US involvement, he came to see it as unavoidable, given Germany's submarine warfare against US shipping. An attempt to draw Mexico into the conflict (the Zimmerman Telegram) also helped to sway US opinions. (see related questions) Start of WW I April 6, 1917 The US entered World War One on April 6, 1917. This was a declaration of war by the US Senate. US declaired war against Germany on April 6, 1917 and later the same year against Austria - Hungary, December 7, 1917. The war came to an end on November 11, 1918 [armistice]. The Versailles treaty was signed on June 28, 1919.
Because of the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand started WW I, but it did not bring the US into the war. The… US came in after repeated sinkings of civilian ships, including the Lusitania, and the discovery that the Germans were attempting to bring Mexico into the war on their side.
The U.S entered WW1 on April 6, 1917
Three reasons. 1. The Germans sunk the British cruise liner Lusitania. 128 of the dead were American citizens. 2. The Germans sent a telegram to Mexico to offer aid for an inv…asion of Texas. The British intercepted it and sent it to the US government. 3. If the Allies lost, they wouldn't be able to pay America back the money they borrowed.
April of 1917 was the official American declaration of war on the Central Powers. Congress was driven to the decision by three things. 1. The 1915 sinking of the British Lusit…ania by German submarines. 128 of the lives lost were American. 2. The Zimmerman Telegram, which offered German aid to Mexico for an invasion of the US. 3. The speculation that if the Allied Forces lost, they wouldn't be able to pay America back.
1) Sinking of the Lusitania - 128 American passengers killed 2) German Unrestricted Submarine Warfare - Many US ships sunk under suspicion of carrying war supplies to Englan…d 3) Zimmerman Telegram - Germany promised to help Mexico get Texas back if Mexico were to attack us (message intercepted by British)
I think the German perspective was to counter Russian aggression, in support of Serbia, against their neighbour Austria/Hungary. Potentially the Russians represented a h…uge armed force and were allied to France, & by association, to Britain. The British have the most powerful Navy in History, but the Germans have built many modern ships to counter this in the recent arms race..... The Germans have, as they see it, the advantage of interior lines, they are in the middle & able to move resources from front to front as they wish. It soon becomes plain that Germany is very much the domnant partner in the Central Powers: Austria/Hungary & Turkey are bit players at best, in times they are sidelined by the actions on the western front. Despite Brusilovs' action against Austria/Hungary, Russia is soon on the back foot in a major way & Rumania enters the war to great cost. In the end of it all both the German Navy & Army were undefeated, as they saw it, the Allies really were nowhere nearer to Berlin than in 1914. But, considering the cost in Human life, and the misery and devastation of it all, who had really gained anything ?
The cruise ship RMS Lusitania was sunk by Germany killing 1198 people, among whom were 128 Americans. This act, along with the release of the Zimmermann Telegram in 1917, …galvanized the American people into supporting entry into World War 1.
In spite of the fact that many Americans wanted the country to remain neutral, the United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917. World War I ended on November 11, 19…18.
To make the world a safer for democracy.
bombing of pearl harbor No, no that is WW2, 1941. WW1 is 1914 to 1918. A reason for the US entery into the war was the sinking by a U boat (Submarine) of the Liner Lusita…nia. Some of the people travelling on it were from the US and there was loss of life. 139 US citizens on board :128 were killed. The Submarine was the U 20.
1. The sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania (American lives lost to submarine warfare) 2. The Zimmerman Telegram (Germany tries to get Mexico into a war with the US)
In World War 2
sinking of the lusitania
In World War 1
The specific event which influenced the decision of the US to enter WW I was the sinking of the Lusitania.
In World War 1
the Zimmerman telegram and the sinking of the passenger ship the Lusitania.
Well there were about 3 main reasons. 1) The sinking of a cruise ship called the Luscitania which held American passengers. 2) Because Archduke (Ferdinand i think?) was killed…. 3) The Allies owed millions of dollars of money to the U.S. for the skyrocketing shipments of war goods. We became so financially tied to the Allied countries, especially France and England, that many economists pushed to enter the war. Many Americans felt a duty to protect these countries, for they had been or allies for years. I am 13 and answered this. lol :)
When the Germans sunk passenger ships and when the Zimmerman tellegram was sent to mexico from Germany telling mexico to attack the u.s