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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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June-July

1914

WW1

Event

Assassination of the Archduke/WW1 Begins

US

Reaction

Asserts its neutrality

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August 1914

Germany invades neutral Belgium

Sympathizes with Allies

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1915

Germany announces Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

Anti-German feelings increase

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May, 1915

German U-boat sinks Lusitania, 128 Americans die

Protests. Wilson threatens War. Germany backs off

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1916

British blockade around Germany takes its toll

Increase trade with Britain-create stronger relations

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Jan. 1, 1917

Zimmermann Telegram. Germany asks Mexico to fight US

War Fever reaches a

peak

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Jan. 31, 1917

Germany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare

Prepares for War. Wait and see policy

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April1917

Germany sinks 4 more “neutral” ships

Declare War on Germany. 2 million soldiers mobilized

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Discussion Question

What was the main reason why the US entered the war against Germany?