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Jennifer Parks Prof. G. Gills Modern United States History 2020 W5 18 November 2018 Great War and League of Nations Essay The U.S. joined the Great War hesitantly because a lot of Americans wanted to remain neutral and were against the war, the U.S. finally entered the war in 1917. The war started over disputes in Europe over territory boundaries and other issues. All-out war broke out after the assassination of the Archduke of Australia, and the Lusitania being sunk by the German submarine killing 128 Americans. These actions infuriated Americans and allowed them to join the war in 1917, causing Germany to surrender in 1918 allowing for the negotiations of peace. The war brought about change for women in America, finally getting their rights to vote with the ratification of the 19 th Amendment in 1920. This is why the U.S. joined the

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