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What event convinced the US get to enter World War 1?
sinking of the lusitania
The United States entered World War 1 because a German U-boat sank the Lusitania off the coast of Great Britain. There were some 128 American citizens killed. Many American sh…ips had been sunk before this, but President Woodrow Wilson really didn't want to go to war with Europe. The Lusitania was sunk in 1915, a year into World War 1, and Wilson was reelected on a peace platform in 1916. Public opinion had already turned against Germany in 1917 when the British released an intercepted diplomatic message, the Zimmerman Telegram, that showed Germany trying to incite Mexico into war with the US. By this time, the American people finally had enough with the Germans sinking American cargo ships on their way to Britain with supplies for the war. Congress declared war on the Central Powers on April 6, 1917.
The specific event which influenced the decision of the US to enter WW I was the sinking of the Lusitania.
The alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan
There were several reasons, two of which were the most prominent atthe time. . Sinking of the Lusitania (unrestricted submarine warfare) . The Zimmerman Telegram . Economi…c Ties to European powers . The Russian Revolution The most common answer, and possibly the right one, is the sinkingof the British Passenger ship Lusitania, where a number of UScitizens died. In addition to the answer above: "After submarines sank seven USmerchant ships and the publication of the Zimmerman Telegram,Wilson called for war on Germany, which the US Congress declared on6 April 1917." "The Zimmerman Telegram" was a coded telegram dispatched by theforeign secretary of the German Empire, Arthur Zimmerman. Thetelegram, which was forwarded to the German ambassador in Mexico,Heinrich von Eckardt, instructed him that if the United Statesappeared likely to enter the war he was to approach the Mexicangovernment with a proposal for military alliance. He was to offerMexico material aid in the reclamation of territory lost during theMexican-American War, specifically the American states of Texas,New Mexico, and Arizona. Eckardt was also instructed to urge Mexicoto help broker an alliance between Germany and Japan. The Zimmerman Telegram was intercepted and decoded by Britishcryptographers. The revelation of its contents in the Americanpress on March 1st caused public outrage that contributed to theUnited States' declaration of war against Germany and its allies onApril 6. Not just the Lusitania The passenger ship referred to above, the RMS Lusitania, was sunkin May 1915, and the US went to war against Germany in April 1917.In other words, about 23 months passed between the two. The sinkingof the Lusitania helped to turn American opinion against Germany,but it is certainly not the only reason for US involvement. It isfar too remote. Most historians agree that it was not a singleinfluence that provoked the US to declare war; rather, it was aconfluence of many factors. . Unrestricted submarine warfare : the Germanssunk the Lusitania which was carrying innocent civilians (alongwith supplies and weapons for Great Britain) . The Zimmerman note : an encoded telegram sentfrom Germany to Mexico. The message said that Germany would aidMexico in retaking the land lost to the united states if theybecame allies with Germany. The British intercepted the telegramtranslated it and handed it over to the united states government.Fortunately the British intercepted the message and cracked thecode in time to warn us. . Economic issues : the US had invested over $2.6billion in the war. If the allied powers lost, we weren't evergoing to get that money back. . Russian revolution : the Russians withdrew fromthe war because they were having a revolution in their own country.They also signed a peace treaty with Germany. This promptedconcerns about the progress of the war, and allowed the US to makeit a "war for democracy." . 1 Economic Reason By April 1917, the US had loaned more than $2billion to the Allies. This gave the US a tremendous stake in thewar; if the Allied Powers had lost, the US might never haverecovered its loans from Britain and France. - Anxious to reduce the flow of war materials to the Allies,Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare against ships,including US ships, carrying material to Britain and France. - Attempting to divert the US from concern with the war in Europe,the German foreign minister sent the so-called Zimmerman Telegram,an offer to support Mexico in a war to regain territory lost to theUS. it was a telegram from Arthur Zimmermann to the German ambassadorin Mexico. . The declaration of war on Germany in 1917 was mostly influencedby German naval policy, although American economic interest andWoodrow Wilson's idealism did portray a part. On February 1915, Germans created a submarine blockade in theBritish Empire's Ocean's, sinking several belligerent ships, whichincluded the Lusitania. The United States then threatened theGerman Government causing them to back down. Later in February of1917, Germany then declared unrestricted submarine warfarethreatening the ideals of neutrality, commerce and security. TheGerman U-Boats wanted to sink supply ships in order to starve theBritain islands of their goods. The German's naval policy was themajor reason why the United States declared war on Germany. Thesinking of the Lusitania was the biggest influence of American inWWI. It was so much of an influence that it was said without thesinking of the Lusitania, the United States most likely would notof entered the war. Another reason for the entrance in the war was the Americaneconomic interest. Although it did influence the entrance of theUnited States in the war, it did not have such an impact that theGerman naval policy displayed. The United States had big economicinvestments with countries that were involved in the war such asBritain and France. If the United States would of lost theseinvestments, they would not of been able to pay the debt back oftwo million dollars. If Allies would not of been able to pay backloans made by American bankers, the United State's economy could ofcollapses. France and England were financing their war withAmerican loans and buying mass amounts of firearms from the UnitedStates on credit. The United States wanted to make sure they gotpaid back. America then made sure that the Allies won in order toprevent the collapses of their economy, even if it mean enteringthe war themselves. . Woodrow Wilson's ideals also played a role of America's decision todeclare war on Germany. Wilson wanted to make the world safe fordemocracy and addressed this through his War Address toCongress. . From Germany sinking the Lusitania, American's grew hatredtowards Germany, hence giving Wilson the motivation to declare waron Germany. . Although the German naval policy was the most influence on thewar, it was not the only part. America also joined the war effortsin order to fight for the freedom against Germany. . The United States may have let the Lusitania go down in historywithout a fight, but a moral sense had developed in Britain andFrance giving the United States motivation to declare war onGermany. . The German naval policy, American economic interest and WoodrowWilson's idealism may have all caused the United States to declarewar on Germany, but the major reason as to why war was declaredonto Germany was the German naval policy. Without the dominance ofGerman's in the British Isles trying to prevent goods from enteringand the sinking of the Lusitania, the United States could not helpbut fight in the war efforts with all of the motivation createdfrom the hatred towards the Germans. . The sinking of the Lusitania, which killed 128 Americans, theZimmerman Telegram and the simple fact that if the Allies lost,they couldn't pay America back. . the zimerman telegram when the soviet union asked Mexico to jointhe war, in return russia would help Mexico steal a couple of southwestern states back from U.S and then the lustatania ship sunkbecaese of geman torpetos, about 30,000 U.S civilians we,rekilled.
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.
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)
The United States joined WW1 in 1917 It started in 1914. For 5 Reasons The Sinking Of The LusitaniaBritish PropagandaZimmerman TelegramGermany resumes unrestricted submarine …warfare.Russian Revolution
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.
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.
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)
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.
In US in WW2
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor immediately garnered the negatory attentions of the US.
In US in WW2
December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Following that, the US declared war on Japan.
In World War 1
Germany attempting to form a military alliance with mexico