The attack on the Lusitania killed 1,198 people, including 128 Americans. The sinking turned many Americans against Germany.
..why the U.S. decided to join.. The U.S. demanded the German government halt unrestricted submarine warfare, and Germany agreed.
..why the U.S. decided to join.. Desperate to defeat Britain, Germany resumed attacking passenger ships knowing it would force the U.S. to enter the war.
..why the U.S. decided to join.. Soon after, Britain discovered the Zimmerman Telegram. Arthur Zimmerman, the German foreign minister, promised to return Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona to Mexico in exchange for their support in the War.
The U.S. was furious. German submarines sank three American ships.
..why the U.S. decided to join.. The U.S. declared War.
I can describe how the Russian Revolution affected the war effort. I CAN statement #4
..how the Russian Revolution.. Events in Russia made U.S. entry into the war more urgent for the Allies. The large Russian army had been outfought by the smaller German army.
..how the Russian Revolution.. As a result of Russian involvement in the war, there were increased food shortages and Russian money became worthless.
..how the Russian Revolution.. The Russian people became angry at their government and forced their government to step down.
..how the Russian Revolution.. In the end, the Bolsheviks, a communist group led by Vladimir Lenin, took power. Communism is a political system in which the government owns key parts of the economy, and there is no private property.
..how the Russian Revolution.. Because the war had devastated Russia, Lenin at once began peace talks with Germany. In 1918, Russia withdrew from the Great War by signing a treaty with Germany.
..how the Russian Revolution.. German soldiers could now turn from Russia to the Western front. The Allies urged American troops to come quickly.