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March 3, 2014 R.A.W. Why did Germany sink the Lusitania?. AIM 43 Why did America go to war in 1917?. I. The Zimmerman Telegram. March 1, 1917

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March 3 2014 r a w why did germany sink the lusitania

March 3, 2014

R.A.W.

Why did Germany sink the Lusitania?

AIM 43

Why did America go to war in 1917?


I the zimmerman telegram

I. The Zimmerman Telegram

  • March 1, 1917

  • β€œIf this attempt is not successful, we propose an alliance on the following basis with Mexico: That we shall make war together and together make peace. We shall give general financial support, and it is understood that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona.”


March 3 2014 r a w why did germany sink the lusitania

  • January 1917: Germany sends secret telegram to Mexico asking them to declare war on the U.S.

  • In return Mexico will get money and land.


Unrestricted submarine warfare

**UNRESTRICTED SUBMARINE WARFARE!!


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