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Zimmermann Telegram

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In 1916 Woodrow Wilson won a second term as president, in part because he promised to keep America out of the growing war in Europe. Within months, Wilson—with the support of an overwhelming majority of Americans—would renege on that pledge.  In January 1917, British code-breakers deciphered a secret telegram sent to Mexico by German Foreign Minister, Arthur

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