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Reasons Why the US entered WWI
Transcript of Reasons Why the US entered WWI
entered the war. We can remember them by
using the acronym S.L.U.T.Z S stands for the Sussex Pledge that dated March 19, 1916. Germany did not want to strengthen the Allies by drawing the United States into the war. In order to the US out of the war, Germany promised not sink anymore merchant ships without warning. But later, Germany broke the pledge, thinking that the United States could not mobilize troops for war fast enough. BUT THEY
WERE WRONG ! L stands for the sinking
of the Lusitania that
dates back to
May 7th, 1915. Previously,
Germany had warned
the world that they would sink
any ships at sea.
With the sinking of the Lusitania,
128 Americans were killed.
Some Americans were
outraged, while others
believed that the travelers
had "traveled at their own
risk". U stands for Unrestricted
Submarine Warfare, dated
February 1st, 1917.
Germany believed that
starve Britain into
submission by sinking all
merchant ships in sight,
cutting of supplies.
Germany knew that this
would draw the Unites
States into the war, but
the Germans believed that
the United States could
not mobilize troops fast
enough. BUT THEY WERE WRONG ! T stands for Ties to Great Britain. America
valued Britain as a trading partner. America
Britain also shared a similar political system,
and also shared other traditions with
Great Britain. British propaganda was designed
to influence in favor of the Allied powers. Z stands for the Zimmerman Note, dated
January 1917.The British had intercepted a
cable sent from a German official to a
German ambassador in Mexico. It said for
Mexico to join the war with Germany and
in return, Germany would give Mexico's
lost land back, which included ...
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