President Woodrow Wilson's Tension During World War I

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When World War I began, Americans favored President Woodrow Wilson’s stand for remaining neutral. The United States and Britain were allies, so when Germany attempted to quarantine the British Isles tension arose between Germany and the United States. Germany was attacking ships that were traveling to Britain and had attacked and damaged and sunk several U.S. ships. In February 1915, Germany announced it would attack any ships in the waters around Britain. A warning from the German Embassy was published in several newspapers that Americans traveling on British or Allied ships were doing so at their own risk if they entered the war zone. At the time of this warning, the Lusitania had published an advertisement for its sailing from New
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