Neutrality In Ww2

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When World War I broke out, the United States declared its policy of neutrality, but between the years 1914 and 1917 they only followed this policy to a limited extent. Through certain acts from the Germans, like the sinking of American ships and the Zimmerman telegraph, the United States were pushed to side with the allies. Consequently this lead in the U.S. favoring the allies and almost breaking the policy of neutrality. Many times the United States had taken ammunition and supplies to the allies against Germany and had also filtered the public 's knowledge in cases suches the sinking of the Lusitania. One of the first conflicts that arose between Germany and the United States was the excessive use of submarine warfare. Germany had sent out U-boats that took out many American cargo ships, that had supplied England with many resources. “The British authorities… proceeded with their policy of blocking American ships headed for mainland Europe regardless of protests and complaints,”(4). These actions hurt both the United States and England by not only sinking their ships but also the resources that were on them. “...Great Britain or her allies are liable to destruction in those waters,”(5). Unfortunately, this lead up to the sinking…show more content…
entering World War I. The deal was that Mexico could get back the original Mexican territory that they once had. “We shall propose an allegiance to Mexico, and it is understood that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona,”(8). Luckily, the telegram was intercepted and decoded, as a result of this political ruse, the United States saw this as a threat and as Germany declaring war. The tension had finally broke between Germany and the United States and on April 6, 1917 we had decided to join the war, they would enter on the side of the allies against
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