How the US Entered World War I: 1914---1917. June-July 1914. WW1 Event. Assassination of the Archduke/WW1 Begins. US Reaction. Asserts its neutrality. August 1914. Germany invades neutral Belgium. Sympathizes with Allies. 1915. Germany announces Unrestricted Submarine Warfare.
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Assassination of the Archduke/WW1 Begins
Asserts its neutrality
Germany invades neutral Belgium
Sympathizes with Allies
Germany announces Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
Anti-German feelings increase
German U-boat sinks Lusitania, 128 Americans die
Protests. Wilson threatens War. Germany backs off
British blockade around Germany takes its toll
Increase trade with Britain-create stronger relations
Zimmermann Telegram. Germany asks Mexico to fight US
War Fever reaches a
Germany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare
Prepares for War. Wait and see policy
Germany sinks 4 more “neutral” ships
Declare War on Germany. 2 million soldiers mobilized
What was the main reason why the US entered the war against Germany?