neutralityGOOD - 03:55 History 151-C The assassination of...

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03:55 History 151-C The assassination of the Serbian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, by a terrorist group called the Black Hands, triggered the start of World War I in the summer of 1914. The German Kaiser went on a conquest to acquire more land and allied with the Ottoman Empire, and Austria-Hungary. These lands known as central powers then declared war on Russia and France due to various 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 for it. 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.
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Although Wilson wanted to stay neutral throughout the whole war, a few things changed American’s opinion, and pushed them to side with Allies. One of these events was the sinking of the Lusitania. In May of 1915, A Germany U-20 torpedoed and sank the Lusitania even though the ship was just a passenger ship, and was supposedly not carrying any ammunition. The blast killed over 1000 people, and over a hundred Americans. Americans were angered with, and since
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