The Zimmerman Note

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The Zimmerman Note

  1. 1. The Zimmerman Note <ul><li>January, 19, 1917 </li></ul><ul><li>Germany and Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>New Mexico, Texas and Arizona </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Actual Note
  3. 3. You get your states back!
  4. 4. The Telegram Decoded
  5. 5. The Telegram Translated
  6. 6. Effect in the U.S. <ul><li>Popular sentiment (feeling) in the United States at that time was anti-Mexican as well as anti-German. General John J. Pershing had long been chasing the revolutionary Pancho Villa , who had carried out several cross-border raids. News of the Telegram further inflamed tensions between the U.S. and Mexico. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Effect in the U.S. <ul><li>At first, the Telegram was widely believed to be a forgery (fake) by British intelligence. However, first on March 3 , 1917 and later on March 29 , 1917 , Arthur Zimmermann himself admitted that the Telegram was genuine. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The U.S. declares war <ul><li>Woodrow Wilson responded by asking Congress to arm American ships so that they could fend (protect from) off potential German submarine attacks. A few days later, on April 2 , 1917 , Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany. On April 6 , 1917 , Congress complied (agreed), bringing the United States into World War I. </li></ul>

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