Presentation on theme: "“The Great War” 1914-1918. The Central Powers (The Triple Alliance) COLOR THESE BLUE: The German Empire Austria-Hungary The Ottoman Empire The Kingdom."— Presentation transcript:
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated, or killed, with his wife on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia. “Black Hand”: A secret, military group. Part of Serbia. Behind the assassination. Was to rule the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Austria- Hungary had an alliance with the other Central Powers.
Kaiser Wilhelm II Crazy? Took power in 1888, “New Course”.. The Kaiser was extremely aggressive. Eventually, German soldiers gave up on him. Abdicated, or quit, on November 18, 1918, then fled to the Netherlands.
This political cartoon shows the division of China by England, Germany, Russia, France, and Japan. The fight for China was another factor that caused WWI.
Woodrow Wilson President from 1913-1921. Was a member of the Democratic party, was a Progressive. Reinstated the draft after winning the 1916 election with the slogan, “he kept us out of the war”.
Nationalism Use the glossary in the back of your textbook to find the definition of “Nationalism”.
The Christmas Truce What did it look like? December 1914, after 5 months fighting with over.5 million soldiers losing their lives.December 1914, after 5 months fighting with over.5 million soldiers losing their lives. Around Christmas Day, soldiers from all sides left the trenches to exchange greetings, souvenirs, and play soccer together.
“Total War” What is ‘Total War’? MOBILIZATION of all resources: both military resources and civilian resources.MOBILIZATION of all resources: both military resources and civilian resources.
Civilian vs. Military Personnel “Business As Usual” is being stomped by the British flag.
This is from a 1914 American newspaper. One of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Lusitania Use the index in the back of your textbook to locate the page of the book that contains information on the Lusitania. How did this lead to America’s entry into WWI?
Zimmermann Telegraph In 1917, Germany develops a diplomatic proposal; if the U.S. joins the Allied Powers, Mexico should join AGAINST the U.S. The telegram is intercepted and the American public becomes angry. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4938 Political Cartoon
America joins the War On April 6, 1917 President Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany.
What Did American mothers Think? http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4942/ Click on the link below and listen to the song while reading the lyrics posted below.
Doughboys During the Mexican-American war, soldiers developed the nickname “doughboys”. This nickname remained with American soldiers in WWI, especially the American Expeditionary Forces. The last of the WWI American Veterans: http://www.npr.org/2011/02/28/134124030/last -living-u-s-veteran-of-world-war-i-dies http://www.npr.org/2011/02/28/134124030/last -living-u-s-veteran-of-world-war-i-dies
Military Technology http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/ trenchwarfare.shtmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/ trenchwarfare.shtml Use pages 393-394 in your textbook to complete this section. Check out the game too!