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The War At Home Wwi
The War At Home Wwi
The War At Home Wwi
The War At Home Wwi
The War At Home Wwi
The War At Home Wwi
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  • 1. U.S. Involvement in WWI 10-1 American History Benchmark D: Connect developments related to World War I.
  • 2. Learning Targets
    • I can explain how U.S. neutrality impacted our foreign policy decisions.
    • I can evaluate the United States' reasons for entering WWI.
    • I can analyze the impact war has on U.S. domestic policy.
  • 3. American Neutrality
    • Woodrow Wilson adopted Neutrality
      • U.S. Would not choose sides during the war
    • Neutrality became an issue for immigrants
      • Ties to former nation
    • Large quantities of food and war goods were sent to both sides (Central and Allies).
  • 4. Reasons for U.S. Entry
    • German U-boat attacks against ships
      • Lusitania
        • 128 Americans were killed
    • Bolshevik Revolution
      • Russia pulls out of war (1917)
    • Zimmermann Note
      • Intercepted note from Germany to Mexico
        • Germany offered to help Mexico take back territory lost to the U.S. If they attacked America.
  • 5. The Home Front
    • Economy focused on war production
    • War bonds
    • Draft
    • Increased taxes
    • Food Administration
      • Increase agriculture
      • Reduce consumption
      • Victory gardens
      • Wheatless and meatless days
  • 6. Industry
    • Railroad Administration
    • Limits on rates and wages
    • War Industries Board
      • Allocating scarce materials
      • Production priorities
      • Setting prices
  • 7. Labor
    • National Labor Board
      • End disputes
    • Growth of union membership
    • Women took traditionally male jobs
    • Women’s involvement will greatly influence suffrage! (19 th Amendment)
  • 8. Mobilizing Attitudes
    • Committee on Public Information
      • Propaganda campaign
      • Censored to represent an “upbeat” version of war
      • Hollywood influenced ideas
      • Anti-German sentiment
        • Spies
        • Renaming of German sounding items
          • Liberty cabbage
  • 9. Victory!
    • John J. Pershing agreed to have Americans fight with France.
    • Americans key to an allied victory.
    • Germany agreed to an armistice (cease-fire).
    • November 11, 1918
    • Germany agreed to harsh terms.