8 US & the War 1914-1917: America remained neutral Why? George Washington!!!
9 United States enters the War Loyalty to EnglandWhy????
10 German “unrestricted submarine warfare” Lusitania: 1100 people dead / 120 Americans
11 Zimmerman TelegramGermany to ask Mexico to attack the U.S.
12 “To Make The World Safe For Democracy” The Yanks Are Coming!“To Make The World Safe For Democracy”
13 America had to MOBILIZE (get ready) for the war MobilizationAmerica had to MOBILIZE (get ready) for the war
14 Get Americans “fired up” for the war PropagandaGet Americans “fired up” for the war
15 Victory GardensCivilians should raise their own food, so the troops could have more
16 1917 – Selective Service Act 24,000,000 men registered for the draft by the end of 1918.4,800,000 men served in WW1400,000 African-Americans served in segregated units.15,000 Native-Americans served as scouts,messengers, and snipers
17 Financing the WarLiberty Bonds & Victory Bonds: Sold to the public to raise $$$ for the war
18 American Dissent Espionage & Sedition Act Speaking Out was a “clear & present danger”Freedom of Speech limited