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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Convoys Convoys were groups or teams of ships that surrounded and protected merchant ships sailing to the Atlantic.The convoy system worked well-if Germans wanted to sink U.S. ships they had to get past fleets of these protective ships.With the convoy system, not one American soldier's life was lost due to submarine attacks on their voyage to Europe. Became known as the most massive attack in American history; lasted for 7 weeks.The Allies pushed the Germans back and fought through enemy defenses at Saint Mihiel, east of Verdun.Both Corporal Alvin York and Captain Eddie Rickenbaker were awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of braveryduring the Battle of the Argonne Forest. Battle of the Argonne Forest Section 3:Americans Join the Allies Request for an Armistice An armistice is an agreement to end fighting.October 4, 1918, the German government asked President Wilson for an armistice. Wilson agreed under the following conditions:-Germany must accept his plan for peace-German troops must leave Belgium and France-Wilson will only deal with civilian leadersThe armistice began on November 11, 1918,on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. American Troops Arrive in France General John J. Pershing was named supreme commander of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF)in May 1917.The AEF consisted of United States armed forces that were sent to Europe during World War 1.The AEF was prepared for battle by spring of 1918.
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