United States in World War I

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United States in World War I

Post  Joshua T on Mon May 04, 2015 2:00 pm

From 1914-1917 the United states remained neutral in the Great War, This all changed when a British passenger was sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German u-boat. This British passenger ship was called the Lusitania. Onboard the Lusitania, there were British and American civilians. USA decided to join the war due to the fact that the lives of American civilians were taken away. USA would take matters into their own hands by joining the Triple Entente, defeating Germany and the rest of the Triple Alliance, and winning the war. If this German u-boat did not sink the Lusitania, the war's outcome could have been completely different. Germans claim that they sunk the Lusitania because it was also transporting weapons, armor, and ammunition.

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Re: United States in World War I

Post  Sarah Marti Roy on Tue May 05, 2015 12:40 am

Germany was blamed to start the war, in my opinion, for this action. The United States warned Germany when they sank one of their boats that if they sank another, they would declare war. Germany sank more than 8 other boats after that warning.
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