|A newspaper photograph of Atlantic Fleet battleships deploying from Hampton Roads to Mexico, |
April 15, 1914. It should be noted that the newspaper's caption have the wrong ship names.
Even though the initial operation was only a partial mobilization of the Atlantic Fleet, the five battleships' deployment raised American jingoism to a fever pitch. Most Americans fully supported the deployment and even offered to help in their own special way. The Governor of Texas, for example, offered to invade Mexico on behalf of the United States. The President politely declined.