Presentation on theme: "US Entry into World War I. Effects of Allied blockade Central powers 1914, $70 million in trade with Central powers 1916, trade reduced to $1.3 million."— Presentation transcript:
US Entry into World War I
Effects of Allied blockade Central powers 1914, $70 million in trade with Central powers 1916, trade reduced to $1.3 million Allied trade Grew from $825 million to $3.2 billion in same time period
German invasion in August of 1914, through Belgium to conquer France. FrenchBritish Gave French and British militaries enough time to mobilize their army Belgium puts up a strong fight. 1 st Battle of the Marne River 1 st Battle of the Marne River, France and Great Britain stop Germany from capturing Paris. trench warfare France, England and Germany involve itself in trench warfare from 1914 to 1918
Berlin, January 19, 1917 February unrestricted submarine warfare neutral On the first of February we intend to begin unrestricted submarine warfare. In spite of this, it is our intention to endeavor to keep neutral the United States of America. alliance Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona If this attempt is not successful, we propose an alliance on the following basis with Mexico: That we shall make war together and together make peace. We shall give general financial support, and it is understood that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. The details are left to you for settlement....
Read Wilson’s War Message to Congress…. Outline the argument he develops for why the US should go to war.