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U.S. History 1/25 WWI Notes

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Amber Westendorf

on 26 January 2018

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Transcript of U.S. History 1/25 WWI Notes

What do the Espionage and Sedition Acts do? Do you think that it is alright to do in a time of war?
U.S. History 1/12 WWI Notes
Tuesday Warm Up
Late Majority
Was the U.S. prepared to enter war? Explain
Cornell Notes
Combatants in World War I quickly began to use total war tactics
Governments committed all their nation’s resources and took over industry to win the war

WWI Begins
Soldiers were drafted, the media was censored, propaganda was created to support the war

Declaration of war in 1917: U.S. had to mobilize before it could fight in Europe
The army had only 200,000 soldiers
President Wilson and Congress created 5,000 bureaucratic agencies to manage and win the war
The military needed massive supplies of armaments
U.S. Enters War
From Isolation to Intervention
Causes of U.S. involvement in WWI
Brittish Blockade
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare (Sussex)
Sinking of the Lusitania
Zimmerman Letter
“Colored Man is No Slacker”

“True Sons of Freedom”

400,000 African American soldiers were drafted but served in segregated units
Congress passed the Selective Service Act to draft men between the ages of 18 and 45 into the army
2.8 million Americans were drafted into the military

The WIB encouraged mass-production of war equipment and set production quotas

The War Industries Board (WIB) was created to oversee the production of military supplies
What 2 things completely changed the war? 1917 and 1918

Crash Course
1. What country does history blame WWI on?
2. Who was the most militaristic?
3. What was Kaiser Wilherlm's behavior like?
4. Why did France get involved?
5. What happened on July 25th?
6. Where are the Balkans?
7. What was Austria's ultimatum?
8. Who made the decision to go to war?
What event started the WWI?
1. Why were there problems in the Balkans?
2. What does powder keg mean?
Thursday Warm Up
Definition: the development of Armed Forces and their use as a tool of diplomacy.
Example: Each nation wanted stronger ____________ than those of any potential enemies so they practiced a policy of militarism.
Definition: a formal agreement or treaty between two or more nations to cooperate for specific purposes.
Example: WWI should have only been a battle between ________ and ___________, but due to alliances it became a world war.
Definition: the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries
Example: Major European countries had imperialized causing ____________________ between nations.
Definition: a devotion to the interest and culture of ones nation.

Example: Nationalism lead to competitive __________ among nations.
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