World War I Was A Neutral Nation

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World War 1 When World War 1 started, the U.S. was a neutral nation. There was more than one reason why the U.S.joined the war. The Lusitania 's sinking was the one of the biggest influences on the American decision to enter the war. German submarine warfare sunk many ships (including the Lusitania) over several years. There were a lot of people who were against joining the war but public opinion was turned towards joining the war mostly because of Germany’s military acts, so the U.S. joined the war for economic reasons, and the economy was drastically changed by the war. The United States never wanted to join the war, but as time went on, the events that…show more content…
“On April 2, 1917, President Wilson stood before a special session of senators and representatives and solemnly asked congress to recognize that a state of war existed between Germany and the United States. His speech condemned Germany’s submarine policy as “warfare against mankind” and declared: the “The world must be made safe for democracy.” And an overwhelming majority of congress voted for a declaration of war” (U.S. Entry into WW1).
In general the American people didn’t want the U.S. joining the war, most of them were immigrants or had ancestors that were immigrants and they heard the stories of wars in other countries, and didn’t want to get in the middle of another war. But the Americans put propaganda everywhere, saying that if you’re a man, you should join the U.S. military. You should do wheat less Mondays and meatless Tuesdays. To spy on your neighbors, to make sure they weren 't spies, and that they didn 't waste anything that could be sent to help the army. Other posters such as making victory gardens were made, saying to make gardens, so that you can send more food to the troops overseas. And it eventually convinced a group of Americans that we should be preparing for the war even though we don’t want to get into it. After the sinking of the Lusitania the American public was outraged and it strengthened the hand of those who believed that the U.S. should prepare for the possibility of
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