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United States Drawn into World War I

  • Declaration of Neutrality

    Declaration of Neutrality
    President Wilson declares the Unites Startes neutral in the war. He feared that if the country got involved, it would ruin trade with other countries.
  • The Lusitania

    The Lusitania
    The Lusitania was a neutral British tourist boat tha was torpedoed by German U-boats. The boat had been suspected of carrying weapons.
  • Sussex Pledge Created

    Sussex Pledge Created
    The Sussex Pledge was made between America and Germany. It was proposed to end the Germans attacking US ships. In return for the Germans not attacking US ships, the US would remain neutral in the war
  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    The British managed to intercept a telegram from the German forgeign secretary to Mexico. Germany and Mexico were attempting to create an alliance against the US
  • Sussex Pledge Ended

    Sussex Pledge Ended
    The Sussex Pledge came to an end after German U-boats continued to attack US ships. Part of the reason that Germany ignored the pledge was because they felt that they were fully equiptted to defeats the British and French before the US could make a difference.
  • Three American Ships Targeted

    Three American Ships Targeted
    Three more American ships were attacked by U-boats. This was the breaking point for the US. Soon after, President Wilson declares war on Germany
  • Declaration of War

    Declaration of War
    America declares was on Germany. This officially puts the US in the middle of World War I