Ask Mr. Donn
World War I
How did the sinking of the Lusitania push America towards war?
The Lusitania was a passenger ship that was torpedoed by German submarines and sunk with over 1000 people dying, including 128 Americans. The propagandists for the Allies used this to show the Germans as heartless beasts, killing innocent civilians, including Americans. This outraged the American public. Lusitania