Presentation on theme: "Review 1) List at least 3 techniques used in propaganda 2) List at least 2 goals a government might want to accomplish with a propaganda poster 3) Describe."— Presentation transcript:
Review 1) List at least 3 techniques used in propaganda 2) List at least 2 goals a government might want to accomplish with a propaganda poster 3) Describe one propaganda poster that was discussed yesterday. List the: – country of origin – the technique used – the goal of the poster
Causes of America’s entrance into WWI
Neutrality In the beginning the United States wanted to remain neutral. Wilson issues declaration of neutrality in 1914.
Neutrality Why did Wilson not want the U.S. to be involved in the war?
What pulled America into the War Unrestricted submarine warfare The sinking of the Lusitania Sussex Pledge is broken The Zimmerman Telegram
Unrestricted Submarine (u-boat) warfare Germany would begin sinking ships without warning – In the Atlantic, around Britain
Captured German U-boat in a British dry dock
The Sinking of the Lusitania British passenger liner that set sail from New York carrying American citizens. It was sunk without warning on May 7, 1915 off the coast of Ireland
The Sinking of the Lusitania Over 1,100 died; 120+ were US citizens Germans claimed the Lusitania was carrying contraband (war materials: guns, ammunition…) – They were right!
The Sinking of the Lusitania
United States Navy War Propaganda Poster
RESULT of the Sinking of the Lusitania Germany, despite promises, sunk another ship – The Sussex, killing 2 Americans President Wilson protested and Germany issued the Sussex Pledge –p–passenger ships won’t be targeted –M–Merchant ships wont be either, unless presence of weapons is established
Sussex Pledge The Sussex Pledge broken: February 1, 1917 Germany continued unrestricted submarine warfare
Zimmermann Telegram March 1917 The Zimmermann telegram released If the U.S. entered War against Central Powers, Mexico should attack the U.S. and receive as a reward: Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. How do you think Americans felt about this?
Zimmermann Telegram Why would Germany want the U.S. to remain neutral?
America Declares War April 2, 1917 – President Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war April 6, 1917 Congress declares war!!