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1 Theodore Roosevelt’s Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine 1

2 Roosevelt expanded the Monroe Doctrine as a way to prevent European involvement in the affairs of Latin American countries. Roosevelt expanded the Monroe Doctrine as a way to prevent European involvement in the affairs of Latin American countries. Asserted the US’s right to interfere in the economic matters of other nations in the Americas. Asserted the US’s right to interfere in the economic matters of other nations in the Americas. Claimed US right to exercise international police power. Claimed US right to exercise international police power. Advocated Big Stick Diplomacy (Panama Canal) Advocated Big Stick Diplomacy (Panama Canal) 2

3 10/12/20143 World War I Causes of WWI

4 4 Background

5 World War I 5

6 6 What were the causes of WWI? Nationalism: excessive pride in one’s country Nationalism: excessive pride in one’s country

7 7 What were the causes of WWI? Militarism: building up of strong, powerful armies to prepare for war. Militarism: building up of strong, powerful armies to prepare for war.

8 8 What were the causes of WWI? Alliances: Different countries agreed to protect each other when attacked. Alliances: Different countries agreed to protect each other when attacked. This means that many countries can become involved in a conflict when the conflict does not concern them This means that many countries can become involved in a conflict when the conflict does not concern them

9 9 What were the causes of WWI? Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria- Hungary Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria- Hungary

10 10 When does World War I start?

11 11 What happened in the US? US tries to stay neutral. We do not want to get involved in European problems. US tries to stay neutral. We do not want to get involved in European problems.

12 12 When does the United States join World War I? 1917

13 13 Reasons for U. S. Involvement in World War I

14 14 Reasons for United States Involvement in World War I Inability to remain neutral Inability to remain neutral US tries to stay out of European Problems US tries to stay out of European Problems 1916: President Wilson wins with the slogan “He kept us out of the war.” 1916: President Wilson wins with the slogan “He kept us out of the war.” Many Americans had family on both sides of the conflict. Many Americans had family on both sides of the conflict.

15 15 Reasons for United States Involvement in World War I German submarine warfare German submarine warfare Sinking of the Lusitania (May 7, 1915) Sinking of the Lusitania (May 7, 1915)

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17 17 Reasons for United States Involvement in World War I US economic and political ties to Great Britain US economic and political ties to Great Britain

18 Reasons for United States Involvement in World War I Zimmerman Telegram Zimmerman Telegram secret telegram sent by Germany offering alliance with Mexico against US if war broke out. secret telegram sent by Germany offering alliance with Mexico against US if war broke out. Americans reacted angrily, set off new wave of anti-German feeling. Americans reacted angrily, set off new wave of anti-German feeling. 18

19 Letter to Editor Pretend you are living during the period before America entered World War I. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper explaining why the United States should or should not join the war. Pretend you are living during the period before America entered World War I. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper explaining why the United States should or should not join the war. Must be written in letter format. Must be written in letter format. Include: introduction, explanation of position supported by facts, conclusion. Include: introduction, explanation of position supported by facts, conclusion. At least 3 paragraphs. At least 3 paragraphs. 19

20 20 How did Americans support the war? War Bonds: Raise money to pay for war War Bonds: Raise money to pay for war Propaganda: Propaganda: Encourage support of the war: posters, music- “Over there” Encourage support of the war: posters, music- “Over there” Jobs: Women, African Americans, and Mexican Americans find new jobs in support of the war. Jobs: Women, African Americans, and Mexican Americans find new jobs in support of the war.

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