Posts Tagged ‘zimmermann telegram’
The Zimmermann Telegram-Part 2: What Did Mexico Do?
In my last post, I wrote about the Zimmermann Telegram and the role it played in convincing the United States to enter World War I. A couple of days later as I talked to a friend about the subject, I realized I had no idea how Mexico responded. It had never occurred to me…
The Zimmermann Telegram, or How A Campaign Promise Lost Its Punch*
Woodrow Wilson campaigned for re-election in the 1916 presidential campaign on the slogan “He kept us out of war.” He won by the thinnest of margins because of the implicit promise that he would continue to keep American out of the war that had ravage Europe for two years. The United States was neutral, isolationist,…