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2 1st World War in history Great War or War to End all War Not called WWI until after WWII Total war Involved 60 nations and 6 continents

3 Cost of War $400 billion $10 million dollars an hour 16 million deaths First war of the Industrial Revolution…… New Weapons vs old tactics of fighting

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11 Trench Warfare

12 “No Man’s Land”

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15 The Zeppelin

16 Flame Throwers Grenade Launchers

17 Poison Gas Machine Gun

18 Nationalism Countries proud of their heritage and culture Similar to patriotismSimilar to patriotism Ethnic groups of similar heritage wanted to free their oppressed brethren and unite their people into one country Germany wanted to expand its culture and political influence throughout Europe.Germany wanted to expand its culture and political influence throughout Europe.

19 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his family. Archduke was heir to the throne in the Austrian Hungarian Empire. His assassination June 28, 1914 eventually led to WWI. Garvillo Princip, a Serbian nationalist assassinated the Archduke. He was trying to gain allowances for his fellow Serbs who lived under Austrian rule. Franz Ferdinand’s funeral procession franz

20 alliances1 Austrian-Hungarian Empire controlled several ethic groups. Serbian nationalists wanted to untie Serbs who lived in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire with Serbia. This led to the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Saravejo

21 Imperialism France, Great Britain, Germany and Russia were establishing colonies in Africa and Asia economic and political control over other countries……economic and political control over other countries…… these countries were in competition for colonies

22 Cartoon- European grab bag

23 Militarism European nations began an arms race as they competed for colonies around the world……

24 Militarism & Arms Race Total Defense Expenditures for the Great Powers [Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, France, British and Russia] in millions of dollars Increase in Defense Expenditures France10% Britain13% Russia39% Germany73% By 1906, President Roosevelt had built the US Navy into the 3 rd largest naval fleet in the world…. By 1906, President Roosevelt had built the US Navy into the 3 rd largest naval fleet in the world…. The Great White Fleet

25 Alliances balance of powerEuropean nations began forming military alliances with one another to maintain a balance of power …….. Triple AllianceTriple Entente Central PowersAllied Powers GermanyGreat Britain Austria-Hungary EmpireFrance BulgariaRussia

26 alliances1 1.June 28 Assassination at Sarajevo 2.July 28 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia 3.July 30 Russia began mobilization 4. August 1 Germany declared war on Russia

27 alliances2 5.August 3 Germany declared war on France 6. August 3 Great Britain declared war on Germany 7.August 6 Russia and Austria/Hungary at war. 8.August 12 Great Britain declared war on Austria/Hungary

28 Two Armed Camps! Allied Powers Central Powers Great Britain France Russia Italy Germany Austrian- Hungarian Empire Turkey

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30 battle fronts German invasion in August of 1914, through Belgium to conquer France. FrenchBritish Gave French and British militaries enough time to mobilize their army Belgium puts up a strong fight. 1 st Battle of the Marne River 1 st Battle of the Marne River, France and Great Britain stop Germany from capturing Paris. trench warfare France, England and Germany involve itself in trench warfare from 1914 to 1918 German invasion in August of 1914, through Belgium to conquer France. FrenchBritish Gave French and British militaries enough time to mobilize their army Belgium puts up a strong fight. 1 st Battle of the Marne River 1 st Battle of the Marne River, France and Great Britain stop Germany from capturing Paris. trench warfare France, England and Germany involve itself in trench warfare from 1914 to 1918

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32 Stalemate stalemate  By September 1914, the war had reached a stalemate, a situation in which neither side is able to gain an advantage. “no man’s land.”  When a French and British force stopped a German advance near Paris, both sides holed up in trenches separated by an empty “no man’s land.” Small gains in land resulted in huge numbers of human casualties.  Both sides continued to add new allies, hoping to gain an advantage. Modern Warfare  Neither soldiers nor officers were prepared for the new, highly efficient killing machines used in WW I.  Machine guns, hand grenades, artillery shells, and poison gas killed thousands of soldiers who left their trenches to attack the enemy.  As morale fell, the lines between soldiers and civilians began to blur. The armies began to burn fields, kill livestock, and poison wells.

33 Panama Canal was completed in August of 1914 just a week before WWI began in Europe. Woodrow Wilson became President in Americans were shocked by the outbreak of war but…………..it was in Europe. NEUTRALUS was officially NEUTRAL

34 notes2 US believed warring nations It had the right to trade with the warring nations neutrality Warring nations must respect our neutrality freedom of the seas in the freedom of the seas neutrality German submarine warfare and British blockade violated our neutrality

35 The Germans could not match Great Britain's superior navy. Germans introduced unrestricted submarine warfare with U-Boats Germans warned the world they would sink any ship they believed was carrying contraband to Great Britain.

36 U-Boats By 1918, Germans had sunk 6,500 allied ships. Two types small subs with a crew of 24 larger subs with a crew of by 1918

37 Lusitania ad

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39 May 7, 1915, the Germans sunk the Lusitania which was British passenger liner. contraband (weapons) Germans believed it was carrying contraband (weapons) to the British. Killed 1,198 civilians including 128 Americans. “unrestricted submarine warfare”. U.S. and other countries outraged towards Germany because of “unrestricted submarine warfare”. international law US believed the Germans had violated international law of targeting civilians

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41 After the sinking of the Lusitania, public opinion of most Americans was to go to war with Germany. Germany promised they would not sink anymore ships unless warning them first and providing safety for civilians. BUT, President Wilson was able “keep us out of war” ….

42 alliance Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona If this attempt is not successful, we propose an alliance on the following basis with Mexico: That we shall make war together and together make peace. We shall give general financial support, and it is understood that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. The details are left to you for settlement.... You are instructed to inform the President of Mexico of the above in the greatest confidence as soon as it is certain that there will be an outbreak of war with zimmerman notes Berlin, January 19, 1917 February unrestricted submarine warfare neutral On the first of February we intend to begin unrestricted submarine warfare. In spite of this, it is our intention to endeavor to keep neutral the United States of America.

43 at the same time, offer to mediate between Germany and Japan. Please call to the attention of the President of Mexico that the employment of ruthless submarine warfare now promises to compel England to make peace in a few months. Zimmerman (Secretary of State) zimmerman notes with the United States and suggest that the President of Mexico, on his own initiative, should communicate with Japan suggesting adherence at once to this plan;

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45 When German submarines sank three American merchant ships in March 1917, Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war.

46 April 8, 1917, the US declares war on Germany. The present German submarine war…..is a war against all nationsOur motive will not be revenge but on the vindication of right, of human right…. The new German policy has swept every restriction aside. Vessels of every kind….have been ruthlessly sent to the bottom without warning and without thought of help or mercy for those on board….The present German submarine war…..is a war against all nations….Our motive will not be revenge or the victorious assertion of the physical might of the nation, but on the vindication of right, of human right…. We are…..the sincere friends of the German people…..We shall, happily, still have an opportunity to prove that friendship in our daily attitude and actions towards the millions of men and women of

47 German birth and native sympathy who live amongst us and share our life…... There are……many months of fiery trial and sacrifice ahead of us. It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace always carried nearest our hearts……democracy as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world safe for democracy. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts……democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own Governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right…..as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world safe for democracy.

48 America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured.

49 The right is more precious than peace war to end all warwar to end all war The world must be safe for democracy. defend human rightsdefend human rights defend our trade neutralityneutrality freedom of the seas violation of international lawviolation of international law

50 The Yanks Are Coming! The Yanks Are Coming!

51 General John J. Pershing, commanding general of the AEF. Referred to as the Doughboys and Yanks. 2 million in France by Sept pershing

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54 Council of National Defense  War Industries Board  Bernard Baruch  Food Administration  Herbert Hoover  Railroad Administration  William McAdoo  National War Labor Board  William Howard Taft

55 War Industries Board To build weapons for the war, US industry would undergo a massive change. From a peacetime industry to a war time industry….. Led by Bernard Baruch, the WIB set prices and determined what goods should be produced by private industry…. US Govt. controlled the economy Contradiction?Contradiction?

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57  Food Administration:  Food Administration: Herbert Hoover heads effort to conserve food and boost agricultural output  US feeds the world from the farms and ranches in the Great Plains… ”Bread basket of the World”  Liberty and victory gardens  Meatless and wheatless days

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59 National War Garden Commission

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63 Committee on Public Information Creel Committee, headed by George Creel, told Americans what the war was about and to publicize the American aims. Creel Committee, headed by George Creel, told Americans what the war was about and to publicize the American aims. Propaganda posters to get Americans to support the war effort. Propaganda posters to get Americans to support the war effort.

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67 1917 – Selective Service Act  24,000,000 men registered for the draft by the end of  2,810,296 drafted and served in WWI  3.7 million men served in WW1 (2,000,000 saw active combat)  Volunteers and draftees  400,000 African-Americans served in segregated units.  15,000 Native-Americans served as scouts, messengers, and snipers in non-segregated units.

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69 Financing the war: Sale of war bonds. Liberty and victory loans raised $21 billion. Raised income taxes

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72 National Security vs. Civil Liberties  forbade actions that obstructed recruitment or efforts to promote insubordination in the military.  ordered the Postmaster General to remove Leftist materials from the mail.  fines of up to $10,000 and/or up to 20 years in prison. Espionage Act – 1917

73 congress actions Provided for up to $10,000 in fines and 20 years in prison for interfering with the war effort or using disloyal language. At least 1,597 persons were arrested, and 41 received prison sentences; newspapers criticizing the government lost mailing privileges. Congress and President Wilson enacted this law to promote patriotism, nationalism and protect the National Security of the US during WWI. Espionage & Sedition Act, 1918

74 National Security vs. Civil Liberties willfully utter, print, write or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language  It was a crime to speak against the purchase of war bonds or willfully utter, print, write or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about this form of US Govt., willfully urge, incite, or advocate any curtailment of production of things necessary or essential to the prosecution of the war…with intent of such curtailment to cripple or hinder, the US in the prosecution of the war.  the US Constitution, or the US armed forces or to willfully urge, incite, or advocate any curtailment of production of things necessary or essential to the prosecution of the war…with intent of such curtailment to cripple or hinder, the US in the prosecution of the war. Sedition Act – 1918

75 In 1917 the United States was at War with Germany. WWI Charles SchenkCharles Schenk, a member of the Socialist Party, handed out leaflets condemning the war and urging young men to resist the military draft. Espionage and Sedition Act of 1917.He was arrested and convicted for violating the Espionage and Sedition Act of Schenk took his case to the United States Supreme Court arguing that his constitutional right to freedom of speech had been violated. Schenck v. U.S.: Visual

76 Issue “free speech” Can “free speech” be censored or restricted during war time?

77 SC ruling: SC ruling: Disagreed with Schenk Majority opinion BUT BUT, every act of speech must be judged according to the circumstances in which it was spoken. The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic. "Words can be weapons...The question in every case is whether the words used in such circumstances are of such nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has the right to prevent."

78 normal circumstances,Under normal circumstances, his actions would have been protected by 1 st amendment The country was at war, Schenk's freedom of speech was not protected. SC ruling meant there were limits to freedom of speech in war time. "clear and present danger"From the ruling, the Court established the "clear and present danger" principle to decide whether or not certain kinds of speech are protected.

79 Government Excess & Threats to the Civil Liberties of Americans 4. Abrams v. US – majority ruling --> cited Holmes’ “Clear and present danger” doctrine. - Holmes & Brandeis dissented: The best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market, denying that a “silly leaflet” published by an “unknown man” constituted such a danger.

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85 19 th Amendment: Women’s Suffrage (1920) Women won the right to vote….Called the “Susan B. Anthony” amendment.

86 Vladamir Lenin Czar Nicholas Vladamir Lenin Czar Nicholas Communistic Czar Nicholas and the Romanov Family would be overthrown by Lenin who eventually would start the first Communistic state……

87 CAUSES Food and fuel shortages Striking workers Terrible loses in WWI Czar was a weak ruler communistMarxist (communist) propaganda spread by LeninEFFECTS King overthrown Russia pulls out of the war communistic countryRussia becomes a communistic country Zimmerman NoteGermany sends Zimmerman Note to Mexico

88 14 Points “end all war”. Are they realistic or based on idealism? President Wilson’s 14 Points were his ideas to “end all war”. These are a summary of his ideas for world peace. Are they realistic or based on idealism? 14 pts Open diplomacy or no secret treaties. Freedom of the seas. Free trade. Countries reduce colonies and weapons International control of colonies….. DemocracyFormation of new countries with self- government as a goal. (Democracy) league of nations Collective SecurityA “league of nations” to guarantee peace among nations. (Collective Security)

89 Wilson’s Foreign Policy Wilson was obsessed with establishing a new world order. He believed the US should promote democracy around the world in order to insure peace. Believed that all nations could work together to end war AND, a country’s foreign policy decisions should be based on honesty and unselfishness … Events around the world, however, kept him from ever realizing his dream. Wilson was obsessed with establishing a new world order. He believed the US should promote democracy around the world in order to insure peace. Believed that all nations could work together to end war AND, a country’s foreign policy decisions should be based on honesty and unselfishness … Events around the world, however, kept him from ever realizing his dream.

90 League of Nations  One of Wilson’s ideas, the formation of a League of Nations.  The League of Nations was designed to bring the nations of the world together to ensure peace and security.  Collective Security of larger nations to keep world peace.

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92 David Lloyd George Vitorio Orlando George Clemeneau Woodrow Wilson Great Britain Italy France U.S. big4 Wilson Forced to Compromise Although Wilson claimed that he was not interested in the spoils, or rewards, of war, his Allied colleagues were interested in making the Central Powers pay for war damages. Wilson was forced to compromise on his 14 Points so he could negotiate for the League of Nations.

93 Open diplomacy or no secret treaties. Freedom of the seas. Removal of tariff and other economic barriers or free trade. Reduction of land and weapons International control of colonies, with self- government as the goal. Self-determination of ethnic groups to decide in which country they wish to live. “general association of nations”A “general association of nations” to guarantee peace and the independence of all nations. versailles1 Not included Germany disarmed and forced to pay reparations of $53 billion Germany looses colonies were given to Allied victors. New countries form democracies based on ethnic groups League of Nations League of Nations Organization of larger nations to maintain world peace

94 New Countries Czechoslovakia Austria Hungary Yugoslavia Poland Lithuania Finland Latvia Estonia Turkey Iraq

95 President of Princeton Democrat Believed in the League of Nations as the only way to end all war Would only accept his ideas and not Congress’s President of Princeton Democrat Believed in the League of Nations as the only way to end all war Would only accept his ideas and not Congress’s Graduate of Harvard Republican Believed League of Nations would take away Congress’s power to declare war Made additions to the League of Nations, Wilson would not accept them Graduate of Harvard Republican Believed League of Nations would take away Congress’s power to declare war Made additions to the League of Nations, Wilson would not accept them

96 league ARTICLE 10 The Members of the League undertake to respect and preserve as against external aggression the territorial integrity and existing political independence of all Members of the League. In case of any such aggression or in case of any threat or danger of such aggression, the Council shall advise upon the means by which this obligation shall be fulfilled. Problems Senator Lodge Had With LON Power of Congress to declare war Get US involved in a war with no self-interest How would it effect the Monroe Doctrine Policy? Will the LON guarantee a just and lasting peace? Goes against our policy of no “foreign alliances” ARTICLE 10 The Members of the League undertake to respect and preserve as against external aggression the territorial integrity and existing political independence of all Members of the League. In case of any such aggression or in case of any threat or danger of such aggression, the Council shall advise upon the means by which this obligation shall be fulfilled. Problems Senator Lodge Had With LON Power of Congress to declare war Get US involved in a war with no self-interest How would it effect the Monroe Doctrine Policy? Will the LON guarantee a just and lasting peace? Goes against our policy of no “foreign alliances”

97 Afghanistan—1934Luxembourg Albania—1920 (taken over by ItalyMexico in 1939)Netherlands ArgentinaNew Zealand AustraliaNicaragua (withdrew, 1936) Austria (taken over by GermanyNorway In 1938)Panama BelgiumParaguay (withdrew, 1936) BoliviaPersia Brazil (withdrew, 1926)Peru (withdrew,1939) Bulgaria Poland CanadaPortugal Chile (withdrew, 1938)Romania (withdrew, 1940) ChinaSiam ColombiaSpain (withdrew, 1939) Costa Rica—1920, withdrew, 1925Sweden CubaSwitzerland CzechoslovakiaTurkey DenmarkUnion of South Africa Dominican Republic—1924USSR—1934, expelled, 1939 Ecuador—1934United Kingdom Egypt—1937Uruguay El Salvador (withdrew, 1937)Venezuela (withdrew, 1938) Estonia—1921Yugoslavia Ethiopia—1923 Finland—1920 France Germany—1926, withdrew, 1933 Greece Guatemala (withdrew, 1936) Haiti (withdrew, 1942) Honduras, (withdrew, 1936) Hungary—1922, withdrew, 1939 India Iraq—1932 Ireland—1923 Italy (withdrew, 1937) Japan (withdrew, 1933) Latvia—1921 Liberia Lithuania—1921 league

98 Return to a peacetime industry and economy War boosted American economy and industry. United States became a world power, largest creditor and wealthy nation. Soldiers were hero’s but found that jobs were scarce. African American soldiers, despite their service returned to find continued discrimination. The Lost Generation of men who were killed in WWI. US returned to neutrality and isolation. Did not accept the responsibility of a world power that President Wilson believed the US should take on.


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