#USWW100 - The Zimmermann Telegram

Centennial Countdown Video

Produced in 2017, this short video series explored the events that led the U.S. to enter World War I a century before, in 1917. As the nation prepared to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I on April 6, 2017, the  #USWW100 series explored why understanding and commemorating WWI is still important today.

In early 1917, Germany attempted to entice Mexico to invade the U.S. in exchange for American territory. Why? Find out in this video.