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1 U.S Intervention into WWI After looking at your homework, respond to the following prompt: “Is a peace without victory possible?”

2 The Early Strategy  Schlieffen Plan: Two Front Strategy  France gave Russia 10 billion francs  Battle of the Marne-France stopped Germany (changed the war)  Second Battle of the Marne-Ironically end up where they started  Battle of Ypres: Battle where poison gas is used for the first time  Battle of the Somme: 60,000 casualties in 1 hr.  Elan Vitale (offensive spirit)

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5 Russian Collapse  Russia is forced to withdraw from the war as a result of the Bolshevik Revolution  Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918)

6 U.S. Neutrality  U.S foreign policy  Immigrants  Prospect of business interests  Monroe Doctrine  Representation of Peace

7 Allied Blockade  Neutrality only works if all parties respect it  International law prohibited blockading non-war material  Led to the sinking of the Lusitania (1915)  Killed 1195 (123 Americans)  German blockade threatened

8 National Defense Act (1916)  Increase military size  State Militas  Federally owned  Presidential power of national guard (made larger too)  JROTC established

9 Zimmerman Telegram  Came after German declaration of Unrestricted Submarine Warfare.  Read the excerpt from the Zimmerman Telegram  Answer the questions in your notes

10 U.S Declaration of War  Read Wilson’s declaration of war at  Accessible through my wiki page


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