| From 1914 to 1916, as World War I raged in Europe, Americans were not able to remain neutral in thought as well as action mainly because|
United States membership in military alliances required the nation to fight
United States newspapers encouraged a policy of imperialist expansion
the warring powers interfered with the United States right to freedom of the seas
President Woodrow Wilson supported the war aims of Germany and Austria-Hungary
Correct Answer Number: 3
Explanation: During the First World War, the United States remained neutral for as long a time as possible. However, during the early part of the war in Europe the United States continued to trade heavily with the Allied nations (France and England mostly) and curbed trade with Germany and her allies. The British blockade had also begun to choke off supply lines to the Germans. The Germans reacted with a policy of ‘Unrestricted Submarine Warfare’ a policy by which any and all vessels into and out of England/France were subject to immediate sinking. This policy directly effected US trade and transport and had resulted in numerous American lives being lost (most famously in the sinking of the English luxury liner the Lusitania, which had Americans aboard when it sank).