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The Effects of World War I on the USA.

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Erica Qiao Period 1 IBHA11 01/24/12 EAGA World War I ICE 1. Analyze the short-term effects on the economic and social (or political) developments of The United States. The Great War lasted four years, from 1914 to 1918. It was the most destructive War that had ever happened in History. The United States entered the war during 1917. It killed about 13 million people and wounded 20 million more, it destroyed empires and economies and changed the whole Europe. There are many reasons that contributed to the outbreak of war. There were long and short term causes, these included political and economic problems. Before the United States has entered the Great War under President Woodrow Wilson, Germany disrupted the American trade with other countries, an example was the sinking of the Lusitania. ...read more.


The sinking of the Lusitania was one of the main reasons that the United States entered the war. During the war, Germany declared war on the Allied powers. Germany had lost trade with the United States, but Germany has developed new war weapons such as mustard gas, gas poison and trenches. As soon as Germany did, the allied powers developed their technology too, cars, planes and tanks. The trade disruption by Germany has let the United States enter the war, the United States have lost American soldiers and allied power friends, but the United States Navy became the world's greatest Navy and the growth of the United States government has proved to the whole world that the United States has the power to lead. ...read more.


This is also why the United States declared war on the central powers. As the United States entered the war, Germany developed war weapons and the United States lost about 13 million soldiers and 20 million was wounded. Including medical, war materials, the development of technology and lost of business interest in Europe the United States has lost over $300 billion dollars. The United States government used Liberty bonds to maintain the United States economic, about all citizens loaned money to the government. The United States is developing, but we have lost soldiers, economic interest and money. The Zimmerman Telegram has violated the Monroe Doctrine; the sinking of the Lusitania has shut down all trade between Europe and the United States. The Great war taught the US a lesson. But the United States proved that we have the power to be a leader. ...read more.

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