Archduke Franz Ferdinand was heir to the Austrian Empire. He was married Sophia a commoner, a regular person. Princip had been recruited to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand and he had made it his mission to do so. The group had attempted to assassinate him and his wife at a parade but weren’t able to. They threw a bomb at the Archduke and his wife but the missed it and it hit bystanders. The Archduke went to visit them at the hospital and on the way to the hospital his driver took a wrong turn and Princip saw them. He saw it as an opportunity to kill the Archduke and shot both him and his wife. Princip had completed his mission and caused a chaos. Austria blamed Serbia for the death of the Archduke and his wife. Austria had placed a high demand on Serbia which resulted on an ultimatum. On July 28,1914 A...
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...rosperity. Wilson won and stayed a second term. The Germans resumed their practice of unrestricted sub warfare in February 1917. The believed that they could win the war with submarine attacks before America joined the war. At that point America broke diplomatic ties with Germany. Arthur Zimmerman was a German official who sent a telegram Mexico City. The telegram was used to convince Mexico to sign alliance with Germany. If Mexico signed the alliance Germany would help Mexico recover the lost territories of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. British spies cracked the telegram before it even got to Mexico City and sent it to the desk of Wilson. Wilson leaked the telegram which angered many Americans and Mexico denied the alliance. On April 2, 1917 Wilson asked congress for a declaration of war to make the world safe for democracy. Four days later, the war was official.
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