WWI, Why America Joined

WWI, Why America Joined - Andrew Tran 323366 Per#5 Ch#31...

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Andrew Tran 323366 Per. #5 Ch. #31 Essay Prompt: Explain what caused America to enter World War I. World War I was a global conflict between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers that began on August 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918. The Central Powers were comprised of Austria Hungary, Germany, Turkey, and Bulgaria. The Allies consisted of France, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Italy, and the U.S. However, the U.S. did not join the war until later in 1917. Initially, many people in America did not want to enter the war because they had lived in isolationism for many decades and now President Woodrow Wilson was throwing America into a distant war. Although the U.S. had declared neutrality throughout the beginning of WWI, the ignoring of American neutrality by German U-boats, the Zimmerman Note between Germany and Mexico, and British propaganda finally spurred America to join the Allied Powers in 1917. Although they were neutral, Americans had been trading with Great Britain through their merchant ships and supplying them with weapons and resources.
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