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1 Lesson 3: Georgia and the Great War Georgia StudiesUnit 5: The New SouthLesson 3: Georgia and the Great WarStudy Presentation
2 Lesson 3: Georgia and the Great War ESSENTIAL QUESTION:What were Georgia’s contributions to World War I?How did World War I impact Georgia?
3 Causes of World War IOn June 28, 1914, an assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-HungaryAustria-Hungary believed that Serbia's government was behind the assassination.When the fighting began, France, Russia, and Great Britain backed Serbia. They opposed the Central Powers, made up of Austria-Hungary and Germany.Austria-Hungary seized the opportunity to declare war on Serbia and settle an old feud.
4 Allied Powers Leading Countries Central Powers Leading Countries World War IAllied Powers Leading CountriesCentral Powers Leading CountriesFranceGreat BritainRussia(United States joined in 1917)GermanyAustria-HungaryPresident Woodrow Wilson declared the US would be a neutral country.
5 The United States Enters the War President Wilson worked to keep the US out of the war1915: German submarine sank passenger ship Lusitania killing 128 Americans1917: sub attacks resumed sinking American cargo shipsZimmerman telegram: Germany tried to get Mexico to attack the USWilson finally joined the Allied powers
6 Georgia and World War I±100,000 Georgians volunteered to join the US armed forcesTraining in Georgia at Camp Benning, Fort McPherson, Camp Gordon, and Camp Hancock helped Georgia economyGeorgians contributed manufactured goods and farm produce3,000 young Georgians killed in the warOn November 11, 1918, Germany surrendered ending what President Wilson called “the war to end all wars”