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1 Georgia Studies Unit 5: The New South Lesson 3: Georgia and the Great War Study 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 I On June 28, 1914, an assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary Austria-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 World War I Allied Powers Leading Countries Central Powers Leading Countries France Great Britain Russia (United States joined in 1917) Germany Austria-Hungary President 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 war 1915: German submarine sank passenger ship Lusitania killing 128 Americans 1917: sub attacks resumed sinking American cargo ships Zimmerman telegram: Germany tried to get Mexico to attack the US Wilson finally joined the Allied powers

6 Georgia and World War I ±100,000 Georgians volunteered to join the US armed forces Training in Georgia at Camp Benning, Fort McPherson, Camp Gordon, and Camp Hancock helped Georgia economy Georgians contributed manufactured goods and farm produce 3,000 young Georgians killed in the war On November 11, 1918, Germany surrendered ending what President Wilson called “the war to end all wars”


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