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WWI 1 World War I Tonia Stoneman HIS/125 Rona Gunter April 8, 2011
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What led the US from neutrality in World War I 1. Germany policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. 2. Zimmerman Telegram which Germany promised Mexico the territories of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas if they fought with Germany against America 3. If the US was not in the war, they would not be able to participate in the peace talks. Americans thought that this war was mainly a European fight. Also, the United States is made of many immigrants, so it was really hard to choose a side. The United States had a huge population of German immigrants; therefore we could have easily been on either side. The main factor of the United States’ entry into the war was probably the Zimmerman Telegram. Many think it might have been a forgery, but it was enough to get Congress to sign off on it. The United States did not want a country that was so close to participate in the war. They also did not want to lose any of their land to Mexico (Wikipedia, 2011). The British Blockade of German waters, cut off all US trade to Germany.
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2011 for the course HIS/125 AAFO0NDH19 taught by Professor Gunter during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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