Presentation on theme: "MAIN causes of WW I Militarism / Alliances / Imperialism / Nationalism Spark: Archduke Ferdinand (Austria) assassinated."— Presentation transcript:
MAIN causes of WW I Militarism / Alliances / Imperialism / Nationalism Spark: Archduke Ferdinand (Austria) assassinated
World War I The war began in Europe in 1914: Central Powers Germany and Austria-Hungary Allies Britain, France, and Russia.
Western Front: France The War Trench Warfare
Eastern Front: Russia Drop out of war in 1917 after Bolshevik Revolution
Advanced Weapons Tanks Gas Airplane
No Mans Land
US & the War : America remained neutral Why? George Washington!!!
United States enters the War Loyalty to England Why????
German unrestricted submarine warfare Lusitania: 1100 people dead / 120 Americans
Zimmerman Telegram Germany to ask Mexico to attack the U.S.
The Yanks Are Coming! The Yanks Are Coming! To Make The World Safe For Democracy
America had to MOBILIZE (get ready) for the war
Propaganda Get Americans fired up for the war
Victory Gardens Civilians should raise their own food, so the troops could have more
1917 – Selective Service Act 24,000,000 men registered for the draft by the end of ,800,000 men served in WW1 400,000 African-Americans served in segregated units. 15,000 Native-Americans served as scouts,messengers, and snipers
Financing the War Liberty Bonds & Victory Bonds: Sold to the public to raise $$$ for the war
American Dissent Espionage & Sedition Act Speaking Out was a clear & present danger Freedom of Speech limited
11 a.m., November 11, 1918 End of WW I
Wilsons 14 Points Wilsons goals for the world after the war War to end all wars!
Principles of 14 Points Self determination Arms reduction Non punishment Free Seas No secret treaties Free trade
14 th Point League of Nations Settle conflicts before they turn into war Wilsons most important point Most controversial
Treaty of Versailles Germany –Full blame for war –Demilitarized –$30 Billion bill (reparations) League of Nations created –No Germany –No U.S.