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A German U-boat had sunk the British passenger ship the Lusitania at great loss of life. Unrestricted submarine warfare was suspended following public outcry in the US, but was reinstated in 1917. This eventually led to the American declaration of war on Germany.


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in 1914 they entered the war because of propaganda,sinking of lusitania, submarine warfare etc

The German government announced the reopening of unrestricted submarine warfare in 1917. This action brought the US to declare war on Germany.

Submarine warfare was abhorrent in the US during WW1. The British sank US ships trying to enter blockaded German ports. The same is true of US ships trying to enter blockaded British ports. However the Germans use submarine warfare to sink a USS Lusitania. That was the tipping for the US. Prior to then we were not wanting to get into "entangling alliances.

The U.S. entered World War 1 to stop the unrestricted submarine warfare being carried out by Germany. The U.S. achieved its objectives to the fullest extent.

No. Its reason for joining the War is because the three ships that were, sank shot by Germany as they used the illegal power (unrestricted submarine warfare). Alvin Saptauli

It was in the best interest for the U.S. to enter ww1 because Germany was using unrestricted submarine and naval warfare. Example: Germany sunk a British passanger ship named the Lusitania with many U.S. Citizens on board.

They open valves to allow seawater to enter the ballast tanks outside.

The United States joined WW1 in 1917It started in 1914.For 5 ReasonsThe Sinking Of The LusitaniaBritish PropagandaZimmerman TelegramGermany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare.Russian Revolution

Unrestricted German submarine warfare was destroying US ships and killing US passengers. The Americans were also angry at the Zimmerman Telegram, in which Germany asked Mexico to attack the US.

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 US was oficcially neautral in world war two until 1917 when they declared war on Germany. Prior to this the US had supported Britain, despite being officially neutral. This led to Germanys use of unrestricted submarine warfare and the sinking of the Lusitania.

1. Circumstances that caused Wilson to change his mind and enter WW1: · Zimmerman Telegram - Germany sent to Mexico. Britain intercepted it and gave it to US Pres. Wilson. Germany planned to start unrestricted Submarine warfare on US and invited Mexico to join. (Germany was planning on breaking the Sussex pledge). · British influence in the US - Americans wanted to enter on the side of the Allies because the Germans and countries on the other side of the Allies were attacking us. · Submarine warfare and freedom of the seas - Germany was planning on starting submarine warfare on US and trying to control the seas. Then US wouldn't have any freedom and wouldn't be able to trade.

Most people believe that it was the sinking of the British ship the Lusitania, but it was most likely the fact that Germany returned to unrestricted submarine warfare once Russia backed out of the war.

"Unrestricted submarine warfare" led to a u-boat sinking of a passenger ship, Lusitania, with US citizens on board. This was the official excuse to enter the war.

The sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine was the event that pulled the US into World War I.

Water enters the submarine by entering through the butthole and leaving from the propellers

Water enters the submarine by letting water out not into its ballast tanks it enters from the flagura to the magura.

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