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1 Do Now What would you sacrifice in order to get your dream job or something that you have always dreamed of doing/owning?

2 Objective SWBAT identify the key battles in which the United States contributed and what was the overall outcome of the United States intervention in the war SWBAT identify the key battles in which the United States contributed and what was the overall outcome of the United States intervention in the war

3 Germany/Russia Reach Truce Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Lenin Was in exile in Switzerland in 1917 Was in exile in Switzerland in 1917 With the help of the Germans and a Communist leader in Switzerland, Lenin escapes Switzerland by train With the help of the Germans and a Communist leader in Switzerland, Lenin escapes Switzerland by train April 16 th, 1917: Lenin arrives in Russia April 16 th, 1917: Lenin arrives in Russia Why would the Germans want to help Lenin? The Germans were hoping that Lenin would start a revolution in Russia and would thus pull the Russians out of WWI

4 Germany/Russia Reach Truce November 1917 November 1917 The Bolsheviks: Followers of Lenin The Bolsheviks: Followers of Lenin Overthrow the Russian republican government Overthrow the Russian republican government March 3 rd, 1918 March 3 rd, 1918 Russia and Germany sign peace treaty Russia and Germany sign peace treaty Ends war on the Eastern Front Ends war on the Eastern Front The treaty calls for Russia to hand over territory to Germany that was very important to Russias economy The treaty calls for Russia to hand over territory to Germany that was very important to Russias economy

5 Germany Attacks the Western Front March 21, 1918 March 21, 1918 Germany attacks the British lines Germany attacks the British lines Hoped to split up the British troops in Northern France from the French Troops in Eastern France Hoped to split up the British troops in Northern France from the French Troops in Eastern France Germanys main Goal: Capture Paris Germanys main Goal: Capture Paris By May 1918: Germany was only 50 miles from Paris By May 1918: Germany was only 50 miles from Paris

6 America Steps In General John Pershing: May 1918 General John Pershing: May 1918 Dispatches troops to the front to stop the German offensive Dispatches troops to the front to stop the German offensive The United States stop the German offensive at a few important battles The United States stop the German offensive at a few important battles Battle of Cantigny: May 28 th, 1918: Recapture Village Battle of Belleau Wood (June 6 th to July 1 st ) Battle of Chateau Thierry (June 4 th, 1918) United States won the Chateau Thierry without the use of trenches Battles of the Marne: (July 18 th -August 6 th : ): U.S. and France turn back a major German offensive– After the loss of the second battle, Germanys hopes for victory are slim

7 Outcome In saving Paris, the United States loses over half of its troops In saving Paris, the United States loses over half of its troops However, they stop the German Advance However, they stop the German Advance The United States then goes on the offensive after the 2 nd Battle of the Marne The United States then goes on the offensive after the 2 nd Battle of the Marne 2 nd Battle of the Marne: Turning point of WWI 2 nd Battle of the Marne: Turning point of WWI

8 And the Allies Counter!! After July/August of 1918 After July/August of ,000 American troops were arriving in France each month 250,000 American troops were arriving in France each month With the use of the TANK, the Allies started to break German lines With the use of the TANK, the Allies started to break German lines Why was the tank an important weapon? Why was the tank an important weapon? WE ROLL OVER TRENCHES AND BARBED WIRE QUITE EASILY!!!

9 Follow-Up/Classwork Open your book to pages Open your book to pages Think about and analyze the impact of new weapon technologies used in WWI. Think about and analyze the impact of new weapon technologies used in WWI. How is WWI a different war then the wars that are fought today? Explain. How is WWI a different war then the wars that are fought today? Explain.


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