World War 1

Timothy Wagner
Noll/Henderson
History/English
16 February 2010

Why Did the United States Enter the First World War?

There are a wide variety of theories as to why the United States entered the so-called Great War, and many have intriguing background information, making them believable. Take an example, such as sea warfare. One cause that may have triggered America's entrance into World War I was that they were being attacked, despite their attempted neutrality in the ordeal. Another possibility could have been America's Anti-German sentiment, or even their historical ties to Britain. Nonetheless, whether it was any of the subsequent reasons or not, the U.S. was enticed to join and ...

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in Europe was an ideal place for them to start.

2. U.S. attacked despite neutrality

Before the United States entered the war, they traded with the Allies. Although they tried to trade with the Triple Alliance, Britain blockades prevented it. Whilst this may have only partially influenced German attacks, American ships were attacked and many people died. Two lead examples of American disasters are the Lusitania's destruction and the Maine's destruction in the Spanish Havana ...

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