the historians probably have not discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now. America entered World War one on April 17th 1917. To this day it is still unknown what exactly cause the Americans to become involved with such a war. Many people believed that there were many reasons. Stated below are some of the reasons why we became apart of the biggest war known to man.
There were many cause of World War one. Militarism became a huge part of this war. With the United States on the side of the allies such as France and great Britian, we provided them with the materials needed to fight for their countries freedom. Many military systems were aginst providing help for other countries. America however thought it would be the right thing to do. America would ship over goods on boats and submarines. On May seventeenth however, when the American ship Luthiana was sunk by German forces, America knew that a true war had began. The sinking of the British ship Lusitania prior caused some concern in America, largely because it resulted in the death of a number of American passengers. But Germany promised to target only military ships after that, and it returned to being a sort of non-issue. The sinking of the Lusitania became a huge part of Americas Neutrality act. Neutrality would be another reason why America would join the war later on in 1917. President Wilson along with his administrative parties believed that the killing of one hundred and twenty eight Americans was wrong. Wilson declared war as a member of the triple alliance, releasing his form of neutrality. Many people were against this particular move by president Wilson. Historians are believing that this was the main reason why America went into war.