Us Involvement In Ww1

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The United States involvement affected the outcome of World War I. In July 1914, World War I began and was fought until November 1918. World War I was fought in Europe between the Central Powers, which included the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, German, and the Allies, which included Russia, Serbia, Belgium, Great Britain, France, and later the United States. After three years of fighting, the U.S. got involved in 1917. The reasons the U.S. entered the war, the battles that were fought, and the outcome of the war had to do with U.S. involvement, which affected the outcome of WWI. The U.S. entered the war in 1917 for many reasons. Germany used several types of unrestrictive warfare including gases, U-boats, and bombs from trenches. Before …show more content…
The German government sent Wilson a note requesting an armistice based on Wilson’s 14 Points, but France and Britain dictated the armistice. France and Britain required Germany to cancel the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and hand over their fleet of U-boats. Germany weakened when the monarch of Germany had to step down and give up the throne. After he stepped down on November 9, Germany became a republic. Wilson proposed his fourteen points, called Wilson’s 14 Points of Peace, to Congress. Point one stated that countries should not have secret agreements. Point two allowed the freedom to navigate the seas. Point three had to deal with the freedom to trade. Point four was the idea that countries should reduce their weapons. Point five was a settlement of colonial claims. Point six had to deal with self-determination, the right of a group to decide its own form of government. Points seven through thirteen dealt with regaining territorial boundaries. Lastly, point fourteen, the most important, was the creation of the League of Nations, a peace keeping organization. The Treaty of Versailles was an agreement between the Allies about how to deal with Germany. The Allies agreed to make Germany pay for the war and pay the Allies to cover damages that happened during the war. Their agreement also limited the size and nature of Germany’s military (Page 724). President Wilson did not agree with the …show more content…
involvement, including the reasons the U.S. entered the war, the battles that were fought, and the outcome of the war. In 1917, the U.S. entered the war because of ethnic loyalties, supplying the Allies, the sinking of the Lusitania, and the Zimmerman Note. The U.S. going to France, fighting in the 2nd Battle of the Marne, and the Battle of the Argonne Forest between 1917 and 1918 were three important battles the U.S. was involved in. The outcome of the war, such as Wilson’s 14 Points, the Treaty of Versailles, and the Paris Peace Conference affected the overall outcome of World War I. American involvement and the outcome of World War I led to the outbreak of World War

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