Two Major Events In Ww1 Research Paper

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There were two major events that took place that sent the United States into WWI. Before these events took place, America wanted to stay neutral with thoughts and action. On May 7, 1915, a German submarine, called U-boats, torpedoed and sank a British passenger liner Lusitania. About 1,198 lives were lost including 128 Americans. Many Americans were shocked and anger about this act and called it “mass murder and piracy”(671). President Wilson made an diplomatic relations with German stated not to sunk unarmed and unresisting passenger ships without warning, known as Sussex pledge. The Sussex Pledge not only put off the entry in war, time being, for the Americans; it also helped with increase revenue with trade production through England
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