The Zimmermann Telegram: Definition & Summary

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US President _______ _______ maintained a policy that kept the US out of European affairs, though the Zimmerman Telegram would force him to eventually abandon this stance.

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1. Of the policies listed below, which sounds most like that which the US took in the years leading up to World War I/The Great War?

2. What was a unique characteristic of the Zimmerman Telegram?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to learn about the Zimmerman Telegram. You'll need to know things like which U.S. President kept out of European affairs and the policy practiced by the U.S. in the years preceding World War I.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you to:

  • Identify a unique attribute of the Zimmerman Telegram
  • Describe the meaning of the Telegram
  • Name the factors that led to U.S. involvement in World War I

Skills Practiced

With the quiz and worksheet you will be able to practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a unique characteristic of the Zimmerman Telegram and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding U.S. policies before World War I
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Zimmerman Telegram

Additional Learning

This lesson will teach you about the Zimmerman Telegram. The lesson is called The Zimmerman Telegram: Definition & Summary and it covers the following objectives:

  • Name the countries involved in the Great War
  • Understand the purpose and promise of the telegram sent to Mexico
  • Recognize the original Mexican border
  • Analyze what the U.S. was like in the 1910s
  • Identify how the U.S. responded to the telegram that had been sent to Mexico
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