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US enters the warZimmerman TelegramZimmerman telegram discovered by british turned over to USGermany proposes alliance with mexico if US enters the waySussex PledgeFrench ship sussex torpedoed and 4 american dieGermany issues sussex pledge, promises to only shoot ships ofenemies navy, trying to keep US out of war, also requires Britain tocomply with laws.May 1916US indignantUS breaks diplomatic tiesMarch 1917US merchant ships armedUS navy instructed to fire on subsBegin using convoysMar 12-215 american ships sunkApr 2Pres wilson asks congress for declaration of warApr 1917Us enters the warUS preparation of warSelective Services Act of 191724 million register3 million go to war
Lottery system4500 draft boards created to register all malesAA eagerly joined because they thought it was an opportunity toprove their loyalty and patriotism. Proving they deserved equal treatAfrican AmericanWomenEntered the workforceNew Federal Agencies

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