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America's Road to War

The US entered the conflict on the side of the Allies
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propaganda
information designed to influence opinion
Lusitania
On May 7,1915 a German U-boat torpedoed this British passenger liner off the coast of Ireland
Sussex
A German U-boat torpedoed this unarmed French passenger ship and injured several Americans
Zimmerman telegram
Arthur Zimmerman (the German foreign minister) sent this telegram to Mexico with an offering to the Mexican government
autocracy
rule by one person with unlimited power
the Algonquin, the City of Memphis, the Illinois, and the Vigilancia
the Germans attacked these ships without warning and 36 lives were lost
Selective Service Act
On May 18th Congress passed this act that established a military draft