Causes Of World War One

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World War one had been raging across the globe for 4 years and although the United States had tried to remain neutral it had seen some of the brutality of war. There was strong anti-German sentiment in the United States that arose from the unrestricted submarine warfare and the sinking of the Lusitania. The Zimmerman telegram was a proposal from the German government asking Mexico to join Germany in a war and occupy the American south west, this along with many other grievances caused many to call for war. In April of 1917 President Woodrow Wilson delivered a speech to congress lambasting the Imperial German government as a threat to world peace and called for war. When President Wilson addressed congress asking for war with Germany,

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