A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS
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Today in Music and History: January 16
A telegram is sent from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to his minister in Mexico City, Heinrich von Eckhardt. Zimmermann believes that a war between Mexico and the United States would prevent American involvement in the European war. If the United States should enter the war, Eckhardt is told to offer President Venustiano Carranza joint conduct of the war and the peace. He further offers financial support and territory lost by Mexico to the United States in 1848 and 1853 as part of a post-war treaty. That territory would include California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.
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