#  65   Intervention ch 19

Last Update: November 13, 2015

OK PASS Objectives

U.S. Enters World War I

U. S. tries to remain neutral.

    Growing conflicts with Germany draws the U. S. into war.
    1.  Sympathy for the Allies  (England, France)
    2.  Economic trade with the Allies hindered
    3.  German submarine warfare

Content Standard 3.

2. Evaluate the causes and effects of World War I on American politics, economy, and society.
A. Analyze the factors leading to the involvement of the United States in World War I

"freedom of the seas"- right to trade on open seas
   contraband of war- war materials on ships
    U-boats -German submarines

Lusitania

British luxury liner sunk by a U-boat

Content Standard 3.
2. Evaluate the causes and effects of World War I on American politics, economy, and society.(e.g., the alliance systems, submarine warfare , and the Zimmerman Note )

U. S. declares war  1917
    1.  Selective Service Act required all men from
    age 21 to register with local draft boards.

    2.  Liberty Bonds, Victory Loan drives
                    financed the War.
    3.  Mobilizing Industry and Labor with women
        working in industry and munitions factories
    4.  Food and Fuel were rationed

Content Standard 3.
2. Evaluate the causes and effects of World War I on American politics, economy, and society.

and the effects of the war on the United States (e.g., mobilization, propaganda, women in the workplace , and the First Red Scare).

By 1917  (the year the U. S. enters WWI) the war was going badly for the Allies.
    1.  Trench warfare produced a stalemate (neither side is winning) in Europe
 
2.  Battles of Somme and Verdun a staggering million died on each side.
 

American Expeditionary Force
    1.  Soldiers called "doughboys"
    2.  Led by General John J. Pershing
    3. Sargeant York       Power Point  " Sargeant York "

    New weapons
    Poison gas, airplanes, machine guns, tanks, faster and bigger ships, submarines, Big Bertha WWI Pics
                                                                                                                           Watch on Machine Guns 6 min video.

 

2. Evaluate the causes and effects of World War I on American politics, economy, and society.

 

  The Allied Counteroffensive
    1.  St. Mihiel campaign
    2.  Argonne Forest     ( Alvin York, hero )

3.  "Aces" were flyboys that engaged in one-on-one aerial dogfights / Red Baron German ace, Eddie Rickenbacker American ace.

Watch Zeppelins 3min video:

 

2. Evaluate the causes and effects of World War I on American politics, economy, and society.

   

Photo Credits:

Red Baron: http://www.thelocal.de/articleImages/23749.jpg

Eddie: http://padresteve.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/rickenbacker.jpg