They’re at war with the UK and any ship could be a threat. Unfortunately, we don’t heed this warning and some citizens board the Lusitania. This was the sister ship to the Titanic, a luxury cruise ship. Germany sinks the Lusitania, killing some US citizens. However, since this happens in 1915, before an election year, it’s not enough for Wilson to go to war yet. Wilson runs for his second term as president in 1916 with the slogan “He kept us out of war.”
Ironically, one month into his second term we go to war and join all the other nations. We join the big argument at the Cool Kids’ table in the cafeteria. Hooray"