Presentation on theme: "Unit 2 Lesson 7 Sections 19.1 & 19.2. Identify early events in the war in Europe (strategies, battles, outcomes). Analyze reasons for American neutrality."— Presentation transcript:
Identify early events in the war in Europe (strategies, battles, outcomes). Analyze reasons for American neutrality at the outset. Explain the events that caused America to abandon neutrality and enter WWI.
What events propelled Europe into war? Nationalism Imperialism Military Build Up Alliances Assassination F 2
Central Powers Austria-Hungary Germany Turkey Bulgaria Allied Powers Serbia Russia France Great Britain Japan Italy
Wilson – Neutrality Public Opinion Divided loyalties Propaganda Business Interests Investments w/ both Preparedness Peace Movement
Eastern Front –Russia Slow to mobilize, poorly armed Political divisions Major Battles Tannenburg 1917 Bolshevik Rev Lenin & Communists “peace, land, bread” 1918 Brest-Litovsk Treaty Truce w/GRM
Causes? Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism, Alliances Assassination FF Neutrality? Distance, Cost, Divided Sympathies, Investments German Plan? Schlieffen – FRA fast, RUS 2 nd German Reality? RUS quickly, Stalemate in FRA
Economic Ties to Allies Blockades, Loans German U-Boat Warfare Lusitania, Sussex Pledge Zimmerman Note MEX start war with US? Idealism “Make world safe for democracy” Declaration of War April 6, 1917
America in the 20 th Century: WWI – The War in Europe Part I http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=D15 3E6BF-F33C-4C28-8A84-22EF80B1E4EE
Why do you think America was able to avoid war for 3 years?