HOTA_NOTES - HOTA NOTES America in WW1 u25cf Brief review...

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HOTA NOTES: 03/11/21 America in WW1 Brief review: causes - M:militarism - A:aliances - I:Imperialism - N:nationalism Entry into war: - Unrestricted submarine warfare - used by germans to get around british blockades - interrupts american ability to trade - Sinking of the lusitania - 128 american deaths - changed american opinions of the Germans - Germany issues the Sussex pledge - Allied propaganda - portrays our kinship towards france/england - portrays germans as brutes - use of powerful rhetoric: rape of belgium - used to persuade the US to join the war - Wilson's idealism - wanted to keep peace - believed keeping peace was america's global responsibility - Economic interests - american trade high in france and england; low in italy and germany - Bolshevik revolution - Zimmerman telegram - secret note to mexico from germany asking mexico to declare war on the us to

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