Sussex Pledge: Definition & History


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For much of World War I, German U-Boats engaged in what type of naval warfare?

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1. Which two incidents preceded the Sussex Pledge?

2. The Sussex Pledge said what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz and worksheet to assess your understanding of the Sussex Pledge, and its place in military history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Examine the following topics using this quiz and worksheet:

  • The contents of the Sussex Pledge
  • German U-Boat warfare tactics
  • The two events that led to the creation of the Sussex Pledge

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - relate the events that preceded the Sussex Pledge to the United States deciding to join World War I
  • Defining key terms - display that you have understood important concepts by identifying the 'Sussex'
  • Interpreting information - discuss German naval warfare tactics by analyzing what you've read about U-Boats

Additional Learning

Dive deeper into the details of the Sussex Pledge by completing the short lesson entitled Sussex Pledge: Definition & Lesson. This assesment reviews topics, including:

  • The Arabic Pledge
  • German U-Boat assaults
  • President Woodrow Wilson's international influence