Heading Toward War

By: Jordan Heinrichs

Germany

- Ally

British

  • Blocking of the German Ports

Where it all Begins

  • Germany's Reaction
  • International Treaty on Civilian Ships
  • Germany puts out Submarines
  • U.S. thoughts

President Wilson

Views on War

  • Against War
  • American's Thoughts on War
  • Wilson's Slogan
  • 1916 Election
  • Wilson's Views Change

Germany

- Rise of Tension

- Blocking of British Ports

  • February 1915, announcement of warfare
  • Month later Germany Sinks William P. Frye
  • Germany's Plans are put in the New York Papers

Lusitania

Passengers

  • Total: 1,959
  • Total Killed: 1,198
  • Americans Killed: 128

Italian Ship

  • Total Killed: 272
  • Americans Killed: 27
  • Americans Upset!

The U-Boat

  • 214 feet long
  • Held 35 men
  • Had 12 Torpedoe's

Sussex

  • French Passenger Ship

- Sussex Pledge- kept U.S. out of war a little bit longer

"Zimmerman
Note/Telegram"

  • Arthur Zimmerman
  • Note sent to Mexico
  • Reward Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona
  • Angered Americans, making them change their minds

Bill

  • $250 million arms - appropriations bill
  • Ready for War

Voting

  • April 2 Wilson to Congress
  • April 4 Senate Votes

- 82 to 6 for war

  • April 6 House of Representatives Vote

- 373 to 50 for war

It's Official

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