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When listing two events that brought the United States into World War I, the first must be Germany's announcement in January of 1917 that it would be engaging in unrestricted submarine warfare (and then the actual practice of the same). A significant second event would be the infamous Zimmermann Telegram, a copy of which was received by the U.S. government in February of 1917: it revealed intrigue between Germany and Mexico concerning a possible alliance against the U.S.

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The causes of the war can be traced to the unification of Germany in 1871,[citation needed] and the uneasy balance of power among the European Great Powers in the opening years of the 20th century. Additional spurs to conflict included continuing French resentment over the loss of territory to Germany in the 19th century; growing economic, military and colonial competition between Britain and Germany; and the continuing instability of Austro-Hungarian rule in the Balkans. The proximate trigger for the war was the 28 June 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by a Bosnian Serb. Austria-Hungary's demands for revenge against the Kingdom of Serbia led to the activation of a series of alliances which within weeks saw most European powers at war. Because of the global empires of many European nations, the war soon spread worldwide.

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Two of the incidents that prompted the US to enter WW1 were the British intercepting the Zimmerman telegram, which was a telegram from Germany to Mexico in which the Germans asked for Mexico to join Germany in war in exchange for the return of certain US states to Mexico, and the sinking of the Lusitania by a German torpedo in which over 1,000 people, including 128 Americans, lost their lives. Both of these incidents enraged the American public and made it clear that American neutrality was no longer an option.

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The main cause of U.S involvement in WWI is the use of submarines by the Germans. Germany was sinking any ship that entered Brittish waters, that included civilian passenger ships. In 1917 a german U-Boat (submarine) sank the ocean liner Lustintania, in which hundreds of american civilians died. Afterward, President Woodrow Wilson asked congress to declare war and they did.

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Unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman Telegraph

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The Zimmerman Note and the sinking of the Lusitainia

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1. The sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania (American lives lost to submarine warfare)

2. The Zimmerman Telegram (Germany tries to get Mexico into a war with the US)

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Germany and Japan

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