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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

***~Laura's Essay Question~***

Since the beginning of WWI the U.S, under command of President Woodrow Wilson, stayed strictly neutral. (Besides providing materials to the allies.) In May, 1915 a German submarine sank a British boat nearly killing 120 americans out of the 1,200 total killed.

Even though the U.S was angry, why did they remain neutral? Explain.

1 comment:

hulio(nat) said...

I think that even though the U.S. was angry, they stayed neutral because they wanted to stay out of the war for as long as they could and not suffer large amounts of bloodshed.

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