8The Alliance SystemAgreements between countries to treat an attack on one member country like an attack on allTriple Alliance – Germany, Italy and Austria HungaryTriple Entente – Great Britain, France and Russia
9The Spark the Ignites the Powder Keg June 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated by a Serbian member of the Black Hand
10Austria Hungary declares war on Serbia Russia rushes to help Serbia, and Germany helps Austria-HungaryAlliance System goes into effect, almost all of Europe goes to war!
11Germany’s War Plan (Schliefflen Plan) Wanted to Avoid a Two Front WarAttack and defeat France First: Then focus on RussiaOn way to France Germany invades neutral BelgiumGerman advance into France stopped just outside ParisBoth sides dig in on the Western Front
12Causes of WWIList and explain the things that were causes of the conflictMilitarismNationalismSelf-determinationAlliance system
13It only takes a spark…Describe the things that were the spark that led to World War IFranz FerdinandAustria HungaryThe Black HandSerbia
14The Domino Effect Explain the beginning of war Austria Hungary Serbia RussiaGermany
16Essential QuestionWhy was the US unable to maintain a policy of neutrality during World War I?
17US Finds it tough to remain neutral President Wilson wanted to abide by the Monroe Doctrine and remain isolationistUS relied on trade with Great BritainGerman U boats made trade with Great Britain difficult
18German AggressionMay 7, 1915, German U-Boat sinks the British Passenger ship the Lusitania128 Americans killedMany Americans push for warGermany doesn’t want the US in the WarPass the Sussex PledgePromise not to sink US ships without warning
19Germany sends the Zimmerman telegram to Mexico (January 1917) US Ships going to Great Britain with supplies making it difficult for Germany to win the warGermany sends the Zimmerman telegram to Mexico (January 1917)Promises to help Mexico get back lost territory if Mexico allies with GermanyIntercepted by the US and leaked to the press
22US Enters WWI Germany returns to unrestricted submarine warfare April 2, 1917 – US Declares war on Germany
23The Sides Allied Powers Central Powers United States Great Britain FranceRussiaCentral PowersGermanyAustria-HungaryBulgariaOttoman Empire
24Document Based Question T-chart In your groups look through the documents and create a chart listing the evidence for and against going to warEach person must have a chartIn the top right hand corner, label your chart with Goal 8.01