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1. Which of the following did the sinking of the Lusitania by the Germans cause the American government to do, in combination with the Zimmerman Telegram? Select one: a. Enter World War I. b. Impose a shipping embargo against Germany. c. Order a battleship to accompany every merchant ship. d. None of the above.
2. Which of the following statements is true? Select one: a. The greatest difference that the United States military made to World War I was adding a large number of soldiers to the side of the allies. b. The greatest difference that the United States military made to World War I was providing the Allies with the most sophisticated weaponry ever developed. c. The greatest difference that the United States military made to World War I was the strategic thinking of its brilliant military leaders. d. None of the above statements is true.
Th Lusitania was a British passenger ship that carried weapons and such in hidden compartments. When the Germans sank it, there were over 100 Americans were on board. Most of them died. The Brits thought the US would jump into the war at that point. President Wilson was trying to at least appear neutral. The Zimmerman Note was a telegram intercepted by the British. It was from the German foreign ministry to their Ambassador in Mexico. The Brits decoded it and passed it on to the Americans. In the note, the Germans propose that Mexico join with them in the war and attack the US. By the end of the war, Mexico would regain all territories lost in the 1840s, including Texas and most of the US south west. Together, these two events and propaganda put out to incite hatred for Germany, was enough for Wilson to be able to declare. war.
Sorry, I've got to go. But the US gave the Allies more bodies to catch German bullets.