Presentation on theme: "How did World War I begin?"— Presentation transcript:
1 How did World War I begin? MilitarismAlliancesImperialismNationalismAssassination of Archduke Franz FerdinandSinking of the LusitaniaZimmerman Note
2 The MAIN Causes M-Building up armed forces, getting ready for war. A-Agreements or promises to defend and help another nationI-Trying to build up an empireN-Having pride in your country, willing to defend it
3 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand June The Archduke, heir to the Austrian throne, was visiting Bosnian capital of SarajevoSerbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip shoots and kills Ferdinand and wife SophiaAustria-Hungary declares war on SerbiaHow did this lead to WWI?Which of the MAIN causes apply?
5 Sinking of the Lusitania May 7, 1915British liner Lusitania sank by German U-boat (Unterseeboot) aka a submarine1,198 die, 128 Americans among the deadUS angry and threatens GermanyUS public turns against GermanyGermany defends sinking because they claim Lusitania was carrying ammunitionGermany continues unrestricted submarine warfare
7 Zimmermann NoteTelegram from German foreign minister to German ambassador in MexicoIntercepted by British agentsTelegram proposed an alliance between Mexico and GermanyPromised that if war w/ US broke out; Germany would support MexicoMexico would get back “lost territory in TX, New Mexico, and Arizona as a reward