How did the Zimmerman telegram influence the United States to end its neutral position and enter World War I?
Other points influenced entrance to the war, but the Zimmerman Telegram (sometimes called the "Zimmerman note" or "Zimmerman telegraph") finally pushed the US to war. [ The Zimmerman Telegram was sent from the German foreign secretary to the German Ambassador to Mexico. It stated the following:
On the first of February, 1917, submarine warfare will be reinstated unrestrictively.
The US has
to stay neutral.
Germany proposes an alliance with Mexico on the following basis: If the US goes to war, Mexico must fight on the home front in an financially supported alliance with Germany; If Mexico agrees to fight, they will reconquer New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.
The telegraph was intercepted by British Intelligence and transmitted to the American government by the Brits.
This infuriated Americans. It was the same sort of alliance that plunged Europe into war.
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