Presentation on theme: "Think and Respond… In which situations would the U.S. be justified In getting involved in a war? Why? A.If another country threatened the U.S. verbally."— Presentation transcript:
Think and Respond… In which situations would the U.S. be justified In getting involved in a war? Why? A.If another country threatened the U.S. verbally B.If one of our allies (Ex: Britain) was attacked C.If another country had resources or land that we wanted D.If a country was invading other countries and killing their people E.If the government of another country was killing its own people F.If the U.S. was directly attacked by another country G.None of these would justify the U.S. going to war
Leading up to World War I… As 1900 approached Americans looked to expand once again Reasons: Protection from foreign powers, get natural resources, expand trade Purchase of Alaska (1867) Annexation (adding) of Hawaii (1893) War with Spain over Cuban independence (1898) Monroe Doctrine- European countries should stay out of Latin America Panama Canal built (1907-1914)
Causes of World War I Nationalism- Pride in one's country. Encouraged unity, but created mistrust among countries. Militarism- Building up armies to prepare for war. Alliances- Countries promised to protect each other in case of war. Terrorist attack in Europe.
World War I begins in Europe 1914- Royal family member of Austria-Hungary assassinated by a terrorist from Serbia Austria-Hungary blames Serbian government and declares war
Taking Sides Allied Powers Serbia Russia France Britain Italy U.S. (1917) Central Powers Austria-Hungary Germany Ottoman Empire Bulgaria
Why the U.S. Got Involved Zimmerman Telegram- Secret message from Germany urging Mexico to attack the U.S. German U-Boat torpedoes ship carrying U.S. civilians