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What happened after the US entered World War 1?
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.
There were three main reaons that the US declared war on Germany in1917, which were all related to German actions in the war. 1) Germany's continuation of unrestricted submar…ine warfare to cutoff supplies from Britain and France. This had resulted in thesinking of the liner Lusitania two years earlier, in 1915, that hadkilled American passengers. 2) The German foreign ministry had sent the Zimmerman Telegraminstructing their embassy to seek alliance with Mexico. Thismessage, intercepted by the British, provoked concern and evenoutrage in the US. 3) The US had strong economic and cultural ties to France and GreatBritain.
Answer . The United States did not enter WWI sooner because they initially wanted to remain neutral in order to keep the Atlantic open for trade with everyone and to not ge…t involved with European politics.
It was the assassination of Archduke Franz Firdinand that started World War I. The Americans were brought into WWI for that fact that the Germans sank some American ships, and… that they wanted to protect there European Investments.
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
The assassination of arch duke frantz Ferdinand, by a Serbian that belonged to the radical group "the black hand"
The immediate cause of America's entry into World War I in April 1917 was the German announcement of unrestricted submarine warfare, and the subsequent sinking of ships with A…mericans on board (the Lusetania) also--- new person speaking--- while that is correct ultimately i feel that the Zimmerman Telegram was the ultimate cause for the US's entry into the war. The fact that Germany wants Mexico to declare war on US had a great factor in the hatred of Germany Germany had actually won the war. Germany went to the British War Cabinet and said "Look here. You cant win this war. You don't have to give up. You don't have to accept the negotiated peace offered to you now by Germany. You can win this war if the United States will come in as your ally." They told England that Germany would get the US involved in the war as Englands Ally. In exchange for Palestine after England wins the war against Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey. England accepted that offer and shortly after the US joined in. Up until that point the US was almost totally pro-German. The news and media were (and still is) controlled by the Jews. Who were at that time pro-German as well, because most of them had came from Germany and wanted to see Germany lick the Czar. When the Jews saw they had the possibility of gaining Palestine things changed drastically. They were then reporting to the American people in the news and media that they ran, that Germans were killing Red Cross nurses, cutting the heads off of babies and other inhumane acts, which were all lies. We all now what happened after the US entered the war. Germany who was previously winning, were crushed. That's why Germany resented the Jews, the Nazis were formed and Hitler came into power. The sinking of Lusetania was not a main cause or reason. The US entered the war 22 - 23 months after that, so I highly doubt that had any factor on it. If not for the lies the US would have never gotten involved, Germany would have won that war. Hitler wouldn't have risen to power and WW2 would not have happened.
Answer PROS: -they had many alliances -reputation of a strong country -land could be gained CONS: -loss of military strength -loss of mone…y -death -would make a distraction for more important problems on our country. PROS -
Germany sank the Lusitania, killing 128 Americans aboard the British ship. The Zimmermann note offered German aid for a Mexican invasion of America, but was intercepted and se…nt to America. The American economy was closer to those of Britain and France, who has borrowed money for the war, and it would be more apt to collapse if those nations lost the war.
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.
The Germans sank the British Lusitania, killing 128 Americans. The Germans offered aid to Mexico for an invasion of Texas. German unrestricted submarine warfare threatened Eas…t Coast ports. If the Allied Forces lost, they wouldn't be able to pay America back. The US entered the war as revenge, to secure their finances and so they could open coastal forts to defend cities.
In World War 1
Propaganda. The British used propaganda depicting German war atrocities to win American support. The British deployed their navy to blockade Germany and keep it from obtaining… supplies. The British planted mines in the North Sea and force neutral ships to go under inspections incase the ships were providing transportation of valuable materials to Germany or its neighbors. The British also expanded the definition of 'contraband' to prevent neutral countries from shipping food to Germany. Since Germany knew that the Allies depended on food, equipment, and other supplies from the U.S. and overseas empires, Germany decided to starve the British and French into surrendering. First, Germany had to get around Britain's blockade. To do that, the Germans deployed submarines called U-boats. Second the Germans said they would attempt to sink every vessel without warning that they found in the waters near Britain. This made the U.S. very mad. Germany had sunk Lusitania and Sussex, killing Americans. Then the Sussex Pledge was created so Germany could no longer sink merchant ships without warning. This kept the U.S. out of the war a little longer until Arthur Zimmermann (German official) cabled a German ambassador in Mexico, commanding him to make an offer to the Mexican government. Zimmermann proposed that Mexico ally itself with Germany and the U.S. and in return Mexico would regain its "lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona" after the war. "Germany hoped Mexico would tie down the American forces and prevent them from being sent to Europe." Then the British intelligence intercepted Zimmermann's telegram and shortly it was leaked to American newspapers. This made American even madder and concluded that it was necessary to begin war with Germany. Third, (February 1, 1917) Germany went back to unrestricted submarine warfare. They thought that in 4 to 6 months that Britain would surrender, but never realized the U.S. would actually be able to enter into war in 6 months because the U.S. would have to raise an army and transport troop to Europe. April, 6, 1917, President Wilson signed the resolution that concluded that America was at war. If you do the math, Germany thought it would take at least 6 months for the U.S. to be able to enter the war, but it only took the U.S., from February 1, 1917 to April 6, 1917 which is 2 months and 5 days to get a resolution signed to determine that America was officially at war.
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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.