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1 Reasons For War 1.The United States was under attack despite its Neutrality by Germany’s pursuit of submarine warfare. What documents/ quotes support this reason for war? What do you think are the key events that support this reason? How does submarine warfare relate to the other reasons?

2 US entry into WWI- 3 phases of Submarine Warfare

3 War Zones

4 Review What are the three stupid ships? What made the Lusitania significant? What made the Arabic significant? What made the Sussex significant?

5 Reasons For War 2.The US policy of Strict Accountability forced Wilson to go to war for America’s honor. Review the following primary source: How does the document define Strict Accountability? How does it try to say that US is applying this doctrine to the both sides? In what way does this document answer our essential questions? ‘What was the nature of US neutrality?’ ‘What was the nature of US neutrality?’ ‘Why did the US enter WWI?’ ‘Why did the US enter WWI?’

6 America’s honor What documents/ quotes support this reason for war? What do you think are the key events that support this reason? How does submarine warfare relate to the this reason?

7 US entry into WWI- American Honor

8 Reasons For War 3.To make the world “safe for democracy” (Just say no to a German Dominated Europe) What documents/ quotes support this reason for war? What do you think are the key events that support this reason? How does submarine warfare relate to the this reason?

9 US entry into WWI- “safe for democracy”

10 Wilson’s Own Words Our object...is to vindicate the principles of peace and justice in the life of the world as against selfish and autocratic power.... We are glad...to fight...for the ultimate peace of the world and for the liberation of its peoples, the German peoples included: for the right of nations great and small and the privilege of men everywhere to choose their way of life and of obedience. The world must be made safe for democracy President Woodrow Wilson's War Message (April 1917)

11 Russian Revolution Russian Revolution: 1917 Czar under constant pressure from early 1900s until WWI. Czar under constant pressure from early 1900s until WWI. March 1917 steps down March 1917 steps down Democratic gov. decided to stay in the War supported by allies Democratic gov. decided to stay in the War supported by allies Lenin (Marxist) supported by Germany. Lenin (Marxist) supported by Germany. Russia surrendered in Russia surrendered in Allies tried to overthrow Lenin. Allies tried to overthrow Lenin Soviet Union was formed Soviet Union was formed.

12 Reasons For War 4.To create a new world order that would fulfill the promise to make WWI “the war to end all war.” What documents/ quotes support this reason for war? What do you think are the key events that support this reason? How does submarine warfare relate to the this reason?

13 Reasons For War 4.To create a new world order that would fulfill the promise to make WWI “the war to end all war.” Rhetoric Peace without victory Peace without victory 14 Points 14 Points War Message War Message The Treaty of Versailles The Treaty of Versailles

14 Reasons For War 5.For economic reasons as the US was tied to the Allies through loans and trade. What documents/ quotes support this reason for war? What do you think are the key events that support this reason? How does submarine warfare relate to the this reason?

15 US entry into WWI- Economic Reasons

16 Reasons For War 6.Because of cultural, historical, and economic ties to Great Britain influenced by American and British propaganda. What documents/ quotes support this reason for war? What do you think are the key events that support this reason? How does submarine warfare relate to the this reason?

17 US entry into WWI- British connections

18 British Propaganda Transatlantic cables Defense of the Realm Act Censored the Mail


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