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The Zimmermann telegram
What telegram was used to try and persuade Mexico to be allies with Germany?
Intercepted in 1917, germany proposed an alliance w/ Mexico. Germany agreed to help Mexico regain US territories.
Germany was able to move to the Western Front
What happened when Russia pulled it troops out of the war?
Government asked Americans to grow their own food and stop buying from stores, so they could send the food to troops.
What are victory gardens?
What were some of the 14 points?
1) end to secret agreements
2) freedom of the seas and trade
3) self determination (own territory and forms of government)
4) League of Nations to help prevent future war
Nope, because the League of Nations would drag us into wars we did not want to fight in.
Did the US join the League of Nations?
This made the League of Nations weak
What were some effects of the US not joining the League of Nations?
Treaty of Versailles
1) accept blame for WW1
2) pay billions of dollars in reparations
3) limit the size of its military
4) give up overseas colonies
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