Why Did World War 1 Break Out In 1914

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When war broke out in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed American neutrality. A British passenger liner, Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine in May 1915. This action killed 1,198 on board, of that, 124 were Americans. “Wilson compose a note of protest so strong that Bryan resigned as secretary of state, fearing that the president was laying the foundation for military intervention” (743). In vengeance, President Wilson set in motion a policy, “preparedness” to expand the army and navy by the later part of that year, 1915. By the following one-year anniversary of the sinking of Lusitania, Germany suspended its submarine warfare. Wilson had kept the Americans from going to

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