Presentation on theme: "Reflecting on Your Experience What were your dominant emotions during the activity? Why would young men put themselves through these hardships?"— Presentation transcript:
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?
Decline of the Ottoman Empire
The Catalyst for War Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary
Life in the Trenches
Weapons– Machine Guns Lewis Light Vickers Browning
Neutrality in the U.S. Reasons for Neutrality –War wasteful & irrational –Suspected big business looking for profits –Large number of immigrants –Tradition of Neutrality
Wilson & Neutrality Declares U.S. neutral Invokes Freedom of the Seas
British Response Navel blockade of Germany Redefined contraband Wilson’s response weak.
Germany Response Traditional Rules of Navel Warfare and the U-Boat
“He kept us out of war.” Election of 1916 – Americanism and preparedness –Female votes
Final Months of Peace Peace conference—U.S. mediator Germany willingness to negotiate causes problems. Peace without victory/League of Nations European Response negative
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?