[2014] 7rvoltattorni: Zimmermann Note

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[2014] 7rvoltattorni: Zimmermann Note

Zimmermann was appointed German's foreign secretary in November 1916 and owed his political eminence to his unwavering support for the third supreme command. The thinking behind the telegram suggested that the u.s. would find itself too concerned with fighting a war with Mexico at home to direct its energies to the conflict in Europe.

Accomplishments

When- The Zimmerman note appeared in 1917.Where- A mesage from Germany to Mexico.

The Zimmermann Note was a message offering Mexico, American teritory for joining the German cause. If Mexico would join in a war against the US, they would be rewarded with financial support and re-conquered land in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona.

Lasting Impact

It helped draw the United States into the war.

Citations

http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/zimmermann.htmhttp://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/zimmermann/http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/zimmerman.htmhttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/zimmermann-telegram-published-in-united-states

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