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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Helped WinThe Great War April 6, 1917 - America declares war on Germany. Timeline for America in first2 years of war President Woodrow Wilson is re-elected November 7, 1916 - president using the slogan "He kept us out of war". In the beginning of World War 1, America remained neutral for the first 3 years,And in these years, they helped supply the Triple Entente with weapons, money, and eventually soldiers The British Vessel, the Lusitania was hit by a torpedo shot by a German submarine. Of the 1,195May 7, 1915 - deaths, 128 of them were American. German U-boat sinks U.S. cargo ship Housatonic. February 3, 1917 - United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany. When America joined the war, they only had 200,000 troops, 40% of which were trained by the National Guard. = 80,000 (National Guard) = 120,000 (Untrained) In May of 1917, congresspassed the Selective Service act, which required that24 million men fromAmerica sign up for thedraft. 23% of the US population signed up for the draft. By November of 1918, the US Army had grown from 200,000 men, to 3.7 million, 3% of which were trained for combat The US gave Great Britain $2 billion over the course of the 2 year span that the US wasn't in WWI. Because of their numbers, the AmericanArmy was able to help defeat the Germansand the Austrian-Hungarians. Because there were so many American soldiers, most of them were more likely to die from the flu than a bullet. Great Britain was spending $75 million per week on the war. Had they not won, they would have never payed us back the $2 billion we sent And of all the casualties that belongedto the Central Powers, America was responsible for 66% of them. Kills byAmerica Other kills When the war ended in 1919, there were cries of victory in Britain, France, Russia, and the United States. The US had alarge impact on the outcome of the war. Had they not beena part of it, who knows what would have happened to the Triple Entente. ("PBS (2004)") ("America in World War I (2013)") ("Historic National (2000)") ("America in World War I (2013)") ("America in World War I (2013)") ("PBS (n.d.)") ("America in World War I (2013)") Crash Course (2013, Sept 19) America in World War I: Crash Course US History #30. [You can directly support Crash Course at Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is nice, but if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing this content.] Retrieved from (2014) Lusitania. Available at National Population Estimates (2000). Population Estimates Program. Retrieved from On The Net (2014). World War One - End of the War. Retrieved from (2004). The Great War. Retrieved from (n.d.) WWI Casualty and Death Tables. Retrieved from The Long Long Trail (2014). Chronology of the Great War. Available at U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR I, 19171918. (n.d.) The U.S. Army Arrives in Europe. Available at Wall Street Journal (2014). How the U.S. Helped Win World War I. Available at Day in History (2014). U.S. enters World War I.Retrieved from[Untiled Image American Flag from WWI].19 Nov. 2014 Retrieved from U.S. History (2014). 45. America in the First World War. Retrieved from O S U E S C R
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