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3. Unrestricted Submarine Warfare: was resumed by Germany in 1917. Result: President Wilson broke off diplomatic relations with Germany.
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4. Zimmerman Telegram: This incident occurred in late February, 1917 when the British intercepted and decoded a telegram from German Ambassador Arthur Zimmerman to the Mexican Government. The telegram stated that if Mexico entered the war as a German ally, kept the US occupied at home once Germany won World War I then Mexico would receive all land lost during the Mexican/American War in 1848. Result: The United States declared Armed Neutrality. Arthur Zimmerman Zimmerman Telegram sent to DC from Mexico Decrypted & decoded Zimmerman Telegram
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5. Declaration of War by US on Germany occurs on April 6, 1917. President Wilson asked for a declaration of war for principle, honor, morality democracy & security. In the final analysis President Wilson brought the United States into World War I because he wanted to shape a world according to American precepts. IV) Taking up of Arms 1. At the start of W.W. I the United States was unprepared for the war militarily. In order to get prepared the US passed the Selective Service Act of 1917 calling for all males between 20—45 to register for conscription. Later the age was changed to 18 —45. Lastly, the war was financed through the sale of war bonds.
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2. Jim Crow Segregation existed throughout the armed services although African American platoons would distinguish themselves on the battlefield in France. 3. Americans troops tipped the balance of power in the war although it was done at great cost. In the 19 months of war US death toll was close to 50,000 and over 230,000 wounded. 4. Armistice ending World War I was signed by Germany on November 11 th , 1918. Harlem Hell fighters Pvt. Henry Johnson winner of Croix de Guerre
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V) The Taking Up of Arms Business; business & the federal government created a partnership during World War I. This was illustrated by 1. The War Industries Board—headed up by Bernard Baruch this agency coordinated the economy during the war. 2. The Food Administration—headed up by Herbert Hoover this agency undertook programs to improve food production & distribution. It also called on the American people to have Meatless Mondays & Wheat less Wednesdays. 3. The Railroad Administration—took over operating the nation’s railroads during World War I. Throughout World War I the US Government ran America’s railroads. Bernard Baruch head of the War Industries Board Herbert Hoover head of the Food Administration
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Labor Unions—desired a working partnership with the US Government but never acquired it. The National Labor Board was created by the government to mediate labor/management disputes. This agency was seen by labor as a business controlled bureaucracy. There were over 6,000 strikes during the 19 months of the war, a majority aimed at the railroad industry. Union membership grew from 2.7 million to 4.2 million members, mostly due to the introduction of women into the
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