How Did World War 1 Change America

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American World War One
World War One changed the lives of the Americas in every aspect including social, political, and economical. The war had a massive impact on almost every aspect of society in America. America tried to stay neutral throughout most of the conflict, but Woodrow Wilson’s policy and public opinion changed in favor of the U.S. entry into World War One. Congress voted to declare war on Germany on April 6, 1917, and America then entered the war and joined its allies-Britain, France, and Russia. The war first erupted in 1914. Woodrow Wilson tried to stay out of war but with many conflicts Germany was causing, it led America to declare war on Germany. America was outraged with Germany for German atrocities in Belgium, sinking of the Lusitania, and the Zimmermann Telegram. American public opinion was the invasion of neutral Belgium and stories of German in the country which outraged the Americans. Unarmed citizens being …show more content…

In May 1915, a German U-boat sunk the British passenger ship Lusitania off the coast of Ireland. With more than 1,900 people aboard, killing at least 1,100 people including more than 120 Americans. Although the ship may have been carrying military equipment along with the civilians, the Americans weren’t warned before the sinking. Others understood that Germany previously had unambiguously alerted all neutral passengers of Atlantic vessels to the potential for submarine attacks on British ships and that Germany considered the Lusitania a British, therefore an “enemy ship.” The United States eventually protested the action, and Germany apologized and pledged to end unrestricted submarine warfare. However, in November of that same year a U-Boat sunk an Italian liner without warning, killing more than 270 people, including more than 25 Americans in that number. The United States began to turn irrevocably against

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