Presentation on theme: "World War I The Great War 1914-1918. ● Nationalism ● Imperialism ● Militarism ● Alliances Created tension between countries in Europe. Germany and A-H."— Presentation transcript:
World War I The Great War
● Nationalism ● Imperialism ● Militarism ● Alliances Created tension between countries in Europe. Germany and A-H tried to take over other nations.
The Spark That Started WWI The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria- Hungary in Sarajevo, June 28, 1914
Alliances “We got your back” ● Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, and Russia form an alliance called the allied powers. (The US joins in 1917) ● Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey made up the Central powers.
War Technology ● machine guns ● airplanes ● poisonous gas ● flamethrowers ● submarines (u-boats) ● tanks
The Red Baron
Why the US joined WWI 1.Unrestricted submarine warfare. US ship the Lusitania was sunk. 2.We wanted to help our ally Great Britain 3.Zimmerman Telegraph The US entered the war joining the allied powers.
War’s Impact at Home ● On the home front, women and men worked in factories and government rationed food supplies to make sure troops were fed. (Meatless Mondays) ● African Americans fought as soldiers and worked in factories ● Men were impressed by the role women took
The War Ends ● November 11, 1918 (Veteran’s Day) ● The Treaty of Versailles was a peace agreement that placed the responsibility for WWI on Germany. ● President Woodrow Wilson helped create the League of Nations. ● Nearly 14 million people died in this war. history/videos/treaty-of-versailles-end-world-war- i?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false