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7 Reflecting on Your Experience What were your dominant emotions during the activity? Why would young men put themselves through these hardships? What would an experience like this make a soldier think about war? Why do you think we did this activity? Has this activity given you any insights on war? ]Do you think this is a valid way to learn about trench warfare?

8 Decline of the Ottoman Empire

9 The Catalyst for War Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary

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12 Life in the Trenches

13 Weapons--Tanks

14 Weapons– Machine Guns Lewis Light Vickers Browning

15 Weapons--Gas

16 Aerial Warfare

17 Navel Warfare—U-Boats

18 Neutrality in the U.S. Reasons for Neutrality –War wasteful & irrational –Suspected big business looking for profits –Large number of immigrants –Tradition of Neutrality

19 Wilson & Neutrality Declares U.S. neutral Invokes Freedom of the Seas

20 British Response Navel blockade of Germany Redefined contraband Wilson’s response weak.

21 Germany Response Traditional Rules of Navel Warfare and the U-Boat

22 Lusitania

23 The Warning

24 “He kept us out of war.” Election of 1916 – Americanism and preparedness –Female votes

25 Final Months of Peace Peace conference—U.S. mediator Germany willingness to negotiate causes problems. Peace without victory/League of Nations European Response negative

26 Zimmerman Telegram

27 Questions on U.S. Policy Was the U.S. neutral during World War I? Was there ever a genuinely neutral policy during World War I?


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