Presentation on theme: "America and the Great War AP US History East High School Mr. Peterson Spring 2009."— Presentation transcript:
America and the Great War AP US History East High School Mr. Peterson Spring 2009
Collapse of European Peace Competing alliances Anglo-German rivalry Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Wilsons Neutrality Remain neutral in thought as well as deed.-Wilson Impossible Split sympathies Reports of German atrocities Economic ties to Britain Submarine warfare Sinking of Lusitania (1916) Sussex attacked Germans relent
A War for Democracy Wilson calls for peace without victory Zimmermann Telegram (Feb. 1917) Russian Revolution topples Czar (March 1917) Germans torpedo 3 American ships War declared April 6, 1917 a war to end all wars a concert of free peoples…shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
The American Expeditionary Force Selective Service Act Led by John J. Pershing Trench warfare in France Assist French in repelling German assaults Château-Thierry Rheims Meuse-Argonne Offensive Germans surrender November 11, 1918 Armistice Day