Arthur zimmermann (1864–1940), the german minister of foreign affairs, authored the note and forwarded it to mexico via the embassy in. The american decision was heavily influenced by the zimmermann telegram, a note sent by the german foreign minister, arthur zimmermann, to the mexican. Zimmermann telegram introduction - shmoop wwwshmoopcom/historical-texts/zimmermann-telegram.
[back to the unit nine summary] the zimmermann note (1917) though germany had previously promised president wilson that it would cease attacking . How did the zimmermann telegram cause the usa to enter the first world war. Text of the telegram sent by german foreign minister arthur zimmermann to the german ambassador to mexico, january 19, 1917: strictly secret. Printable version zimmermann note digital history id 3900 date:1917 zimmermann note annotation: in january 1917, germany announced that it would.
Find out information about zimmermann note secret telegram sent on jan 16, 1917, by german foreign secretary arthur zimmermann to count johann von. Original codebreaking notes for the telegram zimmermann was one of the architects of germany's successful policy of funnelling money and. The contents of zimmermann's note were published in the american media on march 1 even then, there was considerable antipathy toward. On this day in 1917, the text of the so-called zimmermann telegram, a message from the german foreign secretary, arthur zimmermann, to the german. Some time ago i read the zimmermann telegram, a book written by to respond to numerous german attacks with simple diplomatic notes.
Most historians agree that american involvement in world war i was inevitable by early 1917, but the march to war was no doubt accelerated. This english translation of the cipher telegram -- from arthur zimmermann, german foreign secretary, to heinrich von eckardt, the german. The reasons for the united states' entry into world war i are many, one of the primary reasons was the zimmerman telegram, a communique.
A century after the infamous zimmermann telegram was made public, the note informed eckardt that if the united states entered the war on. The zimmermann note, or more formally the zimmermann telegram, was a proposal sent by the foreign secretary of germany, arthur. The zimmermann telegram was sent in january 1917 from german foreign minister arthur zimmermann to heinrich von eckardt, the german ambassador to . The zimmerman telegraph alongside the decoding notes the previous day, the german foreign minister, arthur zimmermann, had sent a. She was scheduled to depart again in january 1917, carrying the zimmermann telegram on board the marginal note at top left, lines 5 and 6,.
In january 1917, british cryptographers deciphered a telegram from german foreign minister arthur zimmermann to the german minister to. Zimmerman note, zimmerman telegram duty illicitly intercepted a coded telegram from the german foreign minister arthur zimmermann dispatched to heinrich. Zimmermann note, secret telegram sent on jan 16, 1917, by german foreign secretary arthur zimmermann to count johann von bernstorff, the german. This is the original zimmermann note written by arthur zimmermann the not proposed an alliance between germany and mexico in exchange.
The zimmermann telegram was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the german obviously, zimmermann's note could not be given to the united states in clear the germans therefore persuaded ambassador james w gerard . It seems that on january 19 herr zimmermann, the german foreign we seem to have read a great deal in the german notes about the. The zimmermann telegram of january 1917 contributed to the abandonment of american neutrality.