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Hoping to break the stalemate on the western front, the exhausted Allies sought to bring the neutral United States into the conflict. About the Author Thomas Boghardt grew up in Germany. Average Review.
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American public opinion was divided, with most before early strongly of the opinion that the United States should stay out of the war. The general public showed little support for entering the war on the side of Germany. The great majority of German Americans and Scandinavian Americans, wanted the United States to remain neutral; however, at the outbreak of war, thousands of U.
The Irish Catholic community, based in the large cities and often in control of the Democratic Party apparatus, was strongly hostile to helping Britain in any way, especially after the Easter uprising of in Ireland. Most Protestant church leaders in the United States, regardless of their theology, favored pacifistic solutions. The most prominent opponent of war was industrialist Henry Ford, who personally financed and led a peace ship to Europe to try to negotiate among the belligerents; no negotiations resulted. In January , Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, realizing it would mean American entry.
The United Kingdom intercepted the message and presented it to the U. From there it made its way to President Wilson, who released it to the public.
Americans considered the Zimmermann Telegram casus belli. Popular sentiment in the United States at that time was anti-Mexican as well as anti-German, while in Mexico there was considerable anti-American sentiment. General John J.
Pershing had long been chasing the revolutionary Pancho Villa and carried out several cross-border raids. News of the telegram further inflamed tensions between the United States and Mexico. He argued that the war was important and the U. After the sinking of seven U. Congress declared on April 6, In , the U. If Germany believed it would be many more months before American soldiers would arrive and that their arrival could be stopped by U-boats, it had miscalculated. Several regiments of U. Marines were also dispatched to France.