World War 1 Essay

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Juan Carlos Santana Alemán Estudios sobre Estados Unidos World War 1 Began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918 World War I marked the end of the old order in Europe. For the United States, it marked the beginning of the American Century, in the biggest and most costly war in European history to that date. President Woodrow Wilson took America to war only months after winning an election, ." Claiming that American intervention was needed to "make the world safe for democracy," Wilson sent over two million men to Europe, of whom over 100,000 would never return. World War I marked the end of the old order in Europe, and the beginning of what has been called the "American Century." The United States was not a nation ready for war in 1914. German use of submarines to sink neutral shipping—including, most famously, the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, When America entered the war in April 1917, nearly three years of horrific slaughter had bled white the nations of Europe, . New technologies including the machine gun, tank, airplanes, and barbed wire helped make the war the bloodiest the world had ever seen, American soldiers fight under American commanders sent an important message of American independence to the world. American soldiers fought bravely and well in battles at Cantigny, Belleau Wood, St. Mihiel and in the Argonne Forest from May to November 1918. the Germans that the war could not be won; they had managed to win a war of attrition with France and Britain, but the influx of an endless supply of American troops meant that there was no way Germany could win. While white American soldiers fought in their own units in their own part of the line, black troops were relegated to support duty, or sent to the French army to fight under French commanders, World War I was a turning point for America economically. With war orders flooding in from

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