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Why Did America Join World War I?

Summary: America did not join World War I until 1917, taking the isolationist view that the war was a European problem that did not need American intervention. However, four factors eventually drew America into the war: The threat to American lives posed by increased German U-Boat activity; the offer of German arms and assistance to Mexico contained in the Zimmerman note; the level of American business interests in the Allied nations; and the belief that the Kaiser's dictatorship oppressed the German people.

America joined the First World War on 6th April 1917 3 years after war had been waged, this was due to the American view that Isolation was the best way for America to succeed therefore they took the view that the war was a European problem and did not need American intervention, also since America was a multi-national party if the American Government took sides with the Allies many people would be unhappy [the Irish immigrants hated the British due to their ruling of Ireland and could riot, also the German immigrants wanted Germany to win and could riot], but eventually America was drawn into the war, the reasons for their involvement were:

  1. Unrestricted U boat warfare.
  2. Zimmerman Note.
  3. American Business Interests.
  4. German Dictatorship.
In 1915 U boats were ordered to attack any ship even passenger ships that carried the British Flag for they believed that...

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