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U.S. Entry Into The War <ul><li>German submarines intercepting neutral import ships
Why? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Feb 1915 Germans announced they  would sink without warning ships around the waters of Britain
This triggered outrage (Who can't get in? What can't get in? Why is it a problem?)
Germany signs international treaty that banned attacks on civilian ships without warning </li></ul>
<ul><li>May 1915 Lusitania sunk
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  1. 1. U.S. Entry Into The War <ul><li>German submarines intercepting neutral import ships
  2. 2. Why? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Feb 1915 Germans announced they would sink without warning ships around the waters of Britain
  4. 4. This triggered outrage (Who can't get in? What can't get in? Why is it a problem?)
  5. 5. Germany signs international treaty that banned attacks on civilian ships without warning </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>May 1915 Lusitania sunk
  7. 7. 1,200 passengers-128 Americans </li><ul><li>Outraged Americans </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>March 1916 U-boat torpedoes the Sussex </li><ul><li>Several Americans are on board
  9. 9. U.S. breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>February 1917-Zimmerman Telegram </li><ul><li>German alliance with Mexico </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Between Feb 3-March 21 Sic American ships sunk
  12. 12. April 2, 1917 U.S. Declares war </li><ul><li>“The world must be made safe for Democracy” </li></ul></ul>
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