Please read the following background article on World War I at the following website http://www.americanyawp.com/text/21-world-war-i/. As you read, answer the following questions in your notebook. Title your notes “Background to World War I.” 1. As Europe geared for war, what was the position held by the United States? Give short and long term reasons on America’s viewpoint of entering World War I. 2. Why did Wilson formally declare a position of neutrality by 1915? (think in terms of both military and economics.) 3. By 1917, what are the events that will eventually pull the United States into the war?