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Monday, December 10, 2007

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Why did the U.S. wait to enter the war when they were badly needed?


Sam D said...

The US waited to enter the war because they wanted to avoid a conflict and stay neutral.

They didn't take a side. They didn't think that Germany or the Allies were right or wrong, although they did believe that the Allies were more justified in their actions of defense.

The United States's trigger to enter the war was the sinking of the British passenger ship, the Lusitania. There was mounting tension between the US and Germany, though.

The US and Britain didn't necessarily have perfect relations at that time anyways.

Germany also tried to keep the US neutral because they knew that the US wouldn't join Germany's cause, but would most likely join the Allies' cause.

Amy said...

I agree with what sam said.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
(He kind of said it all)
Great Job Sam!!!!
Way to hit the nail on the head!

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