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World War I: The U.S. Enters the
War
How did key events shift American attitudes
about World War I?
Key Events
Wilson's neutrality eventually collapses
When World War I began in 1914 most Americans saw no compelling reason to join a
conflict 3,000 miles away. The war did not seem to directly threaten American lives or
property. Woodrow Wilson served as president throughout World War I. He was a
staunch supporter of American neutrality, but U.S. economic ties with Great Britain
and France (Allied Powers) were far stronger than those with Germany, or any of the
other Central Powers. In 1917, America’s neutrality and isolationism was challenged
by significant events that shifted American attitudes.
Ultimately, Wilson’s decision to join the war euort stemmed from the need to prevent
Germany from threatening U.S. shipping, the need to assure that Allied powers could
repay their debts to the U.S., and the desire to make the world “safe for democracy.”
Let's review the events that led to that decision.
Key events that led to Word War I, and to the U.S. joining the war euort
Use information from these research sites to describe the events listed below and to
analyze the impact of each.
Failure of European Diplomacy Watch movies 1-4.
Assassination in Sarajevo
The Sinking of the Lusitania, 1915
Milestones: 1914-1920
The Zimmerman Telegram
The U.S. Enters the War

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Describe the event
June 28, 1914:
Assassination of
Archduke
Ferdinand
Archduke Ferdinand was
assassinated by Gavrilo
Princip, a Yugoslavian.
Ferdinand and his wife
Sophie were shot long
Appel Quay on his way
from Town Hall. Initially,
Ferdinand escaped on
his way to Town Hall
after bomb hurled at his
motor failed to detonate
is his car, instead, killing
the occupants of the
adjacent car. The
assignation of Ferdinand
was a calculated move
that involve the town
authorities considering
they did not provide
adequate security during
his visit.
August 4, 1914:
Great Britain
Declares War on
Germany
The Great Britain Prime
Minister Herbert Asquith
declared war against
Germany after the latter failed
to obey the ultimatum to
vacate occupied Germany by
midnight if August 3, 1994.
Germany invaded Belgium to
protect itself from getting
surrounded by Russia and
France. On the other hand,
Great Britain view the move
as a threat from the Germany.
May 7, 1915:
Sinking of the
Lusitania
Lusitania was a British ship
owned by Cunard Line and
was one of the biggest
ships in transatlantic trade.
The Germany sank the ship
near the shows of Ireland
on its way back to Liverpool
from New York City. The
German authorities

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7/2/2019 World War I: The U.S. Enters the War | Activity Sheet World War I: The U.S. Enters the War How did key events shift American attitudes about World War I? Key Events Wilson's neutrality eventually collapses When World War I began in 1914 most Americans saw no compelling reason to join a conflict 3,000 miles away. The war did not seem to directly threaten American lives or property. Woodrow Wilson served as president throughout World War I. He was a staunch supporter of American neutrality, but U.S. economic ties with Great Britain and France (Allied Powers) were far stronger than those with Germany, or any of the other Central Powers. In 1917, America’s neutrality and isolationism was challenged by significant events that shifted American attitudes. Ultimately, Wilson’s decision to join the war euort stemmed from the need to prevent Germany from threatening U.S. shipping, the need to assure that Allied powers could repay their debts to the U.S., and the desire to make the world “safe for democracy.” Let's review the events that led to that decision. Key events that led to Word War I, and to the U.S. joining the war euort Use information from these research sites to describe the events listed below and to analyze the impact of each. Failure of European Diplomacy Watch movies 1-4. Assassination in Sarajevo The Sinking of the Lusitania, 1915 Milestones: 1914-1920 The Zimmerman Telegram The U.S. Enters the War https://www.curriculumpathways.com/portal/Launch?i ...
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