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The dictionary define cryprotograpgy as being The alteration of the form of a message by codes and ciphers to conceal its meaning Code words normally from the code book stand for one or more words from the plain text the original message With ciphers the letters of the plain texture in individually substituted or transposed reordered according to a secret key To me that definition basically means at cryptology is when a message is taken from its original form and put into a code and that code has a certain key that must be obyained known to read the coded messageOn January 191917 cryptography played a great role in the welfare of our country Though Germany had previously promised President Wilson that it would cease attacking neutral carriers on February 1 1917 Germany strayed from its policy of tolerance and began unrestricted submarine warfare against all ships destined for Britain Several American ships were sunk in February and March of 1917 At about this time newspapers published an intercepted a coded telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmerman to the government of Mexico proposing a German-Mexican alliance On April 2 President Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany Congress complied four days later You see if our nations leaders and secruity personnel wouldnt of known about cryptography where would we be now Where would we be if no one had known how to decode that message February 1 1917 was a very important day in the history of the national welfare of the United States of America and I am mighty glad that there were people ready and actively trying to crack coded messages being sent from one enemy to another To my knowledge that is cryptographys major contribution to history at least in this centuryBut wait Dont go thinking that cryptography is a thing of the past because it certainly is not Looking on the web for information about the history of
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