Presentation on theme: "WW1 #10: U.S. Enters the War Quiz today! 1.All of the following countries were members of the Allied forces EXCEPT: A.Britain B.Russia C.Italy D.Germany."— Presentation transcript:
WW1 #10: U.S. Enters the War Quiz today! 1.All of the following countries were members of the Allied forces EXCEPT: A.Britain B.Russia C.Italy D.Germany 2.All of the following were new inventions that made World War One an incredibly deadly war EXCEPT A.Machine guns B.Jets C.Tanks D.Poison gas
Blockades Britain sets up naval blockade (stops ships) around Germany – thus Germany cant get enough food & supplies Ger also sets up blockade around Britain
Submarines Unrestricted Submarine Warfare: Ger announced that it would sink any ship around Britain w/o warning! Ger subs = u-boats & fire torpedoes
Lusitania On May 7, 1915, Ger sunk this British passenger ship killing nearly 1,200 ppl, 128 were American US was neutral Is this an act of war?
Ger said it was carrying ammunition – which was true! US called for Ger to stop this type of action …. and they do for awhile
Zimmerman Note Feb 1917: Zimmerman, a Ger leader, wrote a telegram to Mexico saying that if Mex would help Ger they would give them back land they lost in Mex-Am War (like Arizona) British intercept it Is this an act of war?
WAR! President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on the Central Powers US enters as part of the Allies in 1917