hist neutral WWI

hist neutral WWI - History 151-C The assassination of...

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History 151-C The assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand, by a terrorist group called the Black Hands, triggered the start of World War I. The German Kaiser went on a conquest to acquire more land and all allied with the Ottoman Empire, and Austria-Hungary. These lands known as central powers then declared war on Russia and France due to other alliances. Britain than entered the war due to an alliance on the side of the Allies, (Russia and France). When Europe irrupted into war, the United States was pressured into choosing a side and show their support. President Woodrow Wilson told the World that the United States planned on staying neutral. Many events happened leading up to the United States’s entry into World War I, following President Wilson’s declaration of neutrality. Although Wilson wanted to stay neutral throughout the whole war, a few things changed Americans opinion, and pushed them to side with Allies. One of these events was the sinking of the Lusitania. Germany sank this ship even though the ship was just a
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Mcfarland during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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