causes of entry into WWI and why US turned to neutrality

  • declartion of war on russia

    Russia began to mobilize its forces to strike against Germany. Feeling threatened, Germany declared war on Russia
  • America’s neutrality was tested.

    he Allied and Central Powers wanted to gain advantage over the other by controlling America’s trade relationships. Britain refused to allow American goods to be shipped to Germany and declared all cargo in neutral waters to be contraband. Britain then began seizing U.S. goods.
  • Germany's agression reaches turning point

    Germanys agression push US neutrality after german U-Boat attacks the boat Lunitania
  • beginning submaire attacks

    Germany’s resumption of submarine attacks on passenger and merchant ships was the primary motivation behind Wilson’s decision to lead the United States into World War I
  • Zimmerman telegram

    promised the Mexican Government that Germany would help Mexico recover the territory it had ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. For this assistance, the Germans asked for Mexican support in the war.
  • declaration of war on Germany

    president wilson goes to congress to declare war on Germany. Wilson cited Germany’s violation of its pledge to suspend unrestricted submarine warfare and attempts to entice Mexico into an alliance against the United States
  • Vote was supported

    the U.S. Senate voted in support of the measure to declare war on Germany.
  • president wilson declares war

    Wilson requested a declaration of war from Congress and received a declaration of war from congress
  • declaration of war on Austria Hungary

    us declare war on Austria Hungary