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U.S.'s involvement in WW1 and WW2
Transcript of U.S.'s involvement in WW1 and WW2
the U.S.'s involvement
in WW1 & WW2 By: Nick Dungy Tactics and battles
in the wars Their endings WW1 WW2 WW1 & WW2
(similarities) WW2 cont. WW2 WW1 cont. WW1 Similarities between the beginnings WW 2 WW 1 The Beginnings
of the U.S.'s involvement
The United states entered both wars after they had already started.
Remained as isolationist as possible before entry into the wars. entered with Woodrow Wilson as president.
Highly due to the sink of the RMS Lusitania in 1915.
Zimmermann note discovered February 1917 Berlin to Mexico City Foreign minister Zimmermann asks Mexico to join Germany in exchange for return of southwest U.S. British intercept message. Which leads Wilson to ask congress for war declaration in April,1917. entered with Franklin D. Roosevelt as president
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 Hawaii 361 Japanese warplanes attack American airfields and shipyards, disabling 19 ships, destroying 200 planes, and killing over 2300 men.
FDR asks for war on Japan December 8, 1941 Washington D. C. Congress approves entry into war. Germany and Italy declare war on U.S. Trench warfare was a major part of the fighting, and was supported by artillery and machine guns, infantry assault, poisonous gas, and tanks. It was all mostly static in nature, and mobility was minimal throughout the war.
Cantigny May 28, 1918 North of Paris First victory for American troops
Allies vs. Axis powers With major technological advancements, and with the great depression leaving thousands jobless many turned to artillery factories in the war. This lead to many more advanced equipment such as bombs, and nuclear weapons to be pushed out for war use.
Allies vs. Central powers Congress did not ratify the treaty of Versailles
Ended with 110,000 troop deaths.
After Wilson's successor Warren G. Harding continued American opposition to the League of Nations, Congress passed the Knox–Porter Resolution bringing a formal end to hostilities between the U.S. and the Central Powers. It was signed into law by Harding on July 21, 1921.
The U.S.–German Peace Treaty of 1921 was signed in Berlin on 25 August 1921, the US–Austrian Peace Treaty of 1921 was signed in Vienna on 24 August 1921, and the US–Hungarian Peace Treaty of 1921 was signed in Budapest on 29 August 1921. At the end of both wars the U.S. came out as a bigger power, and eventually super power.
Each ended with U.S. backing the other Allies in punishing Germany for its actions . The differences in their beginnings you found me :) D-Day Invasion June 6, 1944 Normandy coast of France Allies use 4600 ships to invade German-held France. Suffering heavy casualites, the Allies were able to retake Paris in August.
Hiroshima August 6, 1945 Japan 180,000 killed, wounded, or missing after atomic bomb is dropped. Two days later Soviet Union enters war against Japan.
Nagasaki August 9, 1945 Japan Second bomb is dropped after Japanese delay surrender. 80,000 killed or missing. Cantigny May 28, 1918 North of Paris First victory for American troops .
Chateau-Thierry May 1918 France French and American troops block German advance
Belleau Wood June 1918 France American forces suffer heavy losses but defeat Germans
Second Battle of the Marne July 1918 France Allied forces defeat Germans who begin retreat east
Meuse-Argonne September to November 1918 Eastern France Gen. Pershing loses 120,000 men (10%) of his troops in heavy fighting
Sedan October 1918 Eastern France American troops cut German supply lines 50 miles behind German front V-J Day September 2, 1945 Tokyo Bay signed on the U.S.S. Missouri, Japan signs treaty and surrenders with one term: the emperor must retain his throne.
A seperate treaty was signed to enter the war with europe without U.S> involvement, the creation of the United Nations followed which the U.S. did join.