Lusitania sunk (48 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


A German U-Boat sinks the Lusitania, which is carrying several Americans, resulting in heightened political tension between Germany and the US. As a result of a U.S. campaign, Germany issued an apology and promised payments on 5 October. On 7 December, President Wilson asked for a military fund increase.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Lusitania sunk". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[, accessed 27 October 2016.]