During This time the United States was trying to stay out of world war one, and keep a policy of isolation towards foreign affairs. This really didn’t work to well because while world war one was beginning in Europe we were supplying the British with weapons and munitions through the lend lease act. This helped the United States domestically by boosting the economy. On the other side this did not help the things in foreign affairs. We were showing favoritism and the Germans did not like this. Problems start to happen after we intercept the Zimmerman note. The Zimmerman note was a telegraph sent from Germany to Mexico asking for their assistance to fight the United States, and attack from the south. Mexico Declined Germanys request. When News of the telegraph broke out, it did not make Germany a favorite of the American public to say the least . While this is happening the United States is still giving aide to Great Brittan, and was attempting to do it secretly by hiding war supplies on passenger ships. The Germans knew about this, and began to run adds in United States newspapers warning the American public to stay of ships bound for Europe, saying that they will be attacked. Shure enough, on May 1st 1915 The Lusitania was attacked and sunk by a German U-Boat. This along with the Zimmerman note helped to influence to United States decision to enter the war in 1917.
Up until 1898 the United States remained mainly isolated to foreign affairs.
TheUnited States conflict with Spain stems back to de Lôme letter, which was written by Señor Don Enrigue Dupuy de Lôme, the Spanish Ambassador to the United States; to Don José Canelejas, the Foreign Minister of Spain. It showed de Lôme’s opinion about the Spanish involvement in Cuba and the United States diplomacy. Revolutionaries in Cuba intercepted the letter, and released it to the press. This where yellow Journalism comes in and puts the American people against the Spanish. William Randolph Hurst,...