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1 U.S. II -- Chapter 9 Section 1 Section Review Questions - Page 327 #1-5

2 2 Vocabulary 1. Explain the significance of: militarism, nationalism, Balkans, Franz Ferdinand, propaganda, contraband, Sussex Pledge, Zimmermann telegram militarism – aggressive build- up of armed forces to intimidate and threaten other nations nationalism - feeling of intense pride in one’s homeland Balkans - made up of many different nations; historically ruled by Ottoman Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire (peninsular region between Italy and modern-day Turkey)

3 3 Vocabulary 1. Explain the significance of: Franz Ferdinand, propaganda, contraband, Sussex Pledge, Zimmermann telegram Franz Ferdinand – archduke and heir to Austro-Hungarian throne; visited Sarajevo (Bosnian capital), a group called the “Black Hand” assassinated him and his wife propaganda - information designed to influence opinion contraband - goods prohibited from shipment to Germany and its allies Sussex Pledge – Germany’s promise to sink no more merchant ships without warning (kept the U.S. out of the war a little longer)

4 4 Vocabulary 1. Explain the significance of: Zimmermann telegram Zimmermann telegram - January 1917, German official named Arthur Zimmermann sent a telegram to the German ambassador in Mexico offering Mexico the territory it lost to the U.S. in exchange for becoming Germany’s ally; telegram was leaked to U.S. newspapers, angered Americans, caused many to believe war was necessary

5 Questions 2. Identify Name the two alliances in Europe at the start of World War I, and list the members of each alliance. Triple Alliance: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy Triple Entente: France, Great Britain, and Russia 3. Explaining Why did many Americans support the British in the war even though the United States was officially neutral? They believed that Allied victory was the only way to preserve the international balance of power, had greater financial and business ties to the Alliance countries, and they cited the close historical ties with Great Britain and France.

6 Questions 4. Big Ideas How did trade and economics contribute to America’s entry into World War I? The economy of the United States was deeply intertwined with the economies of the Allies. 5. Organizing Use a graphic organizer similar to the one below to identify the events that led the United States to enter World War I. unrestricted submarine warfare, the Zimmermann telegram


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