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  1. 1. LOBBY Causes of WWI
  2. 2. TREATY OF VERSAILLES
  3. 3. Treaty of Versailles (Punish Germany) <ul><li>Germany must take full responsibility for the war (even though they did not start it) </li></ul><ul><li>Germany had to pay $33 Billion dollars for the war (a ridiculous amount of money at the time) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Treaty of Versailles (Created League Of Nations <ul><li>The League of Nations was an organization that was formed to maintain world peace </li></ul><ul><li>The United States did not join </li></ul>
  5. 5. Treaty of Versailles (Made New Countries) <ul><li>Out of Russia they made, Poland, Finland, Latvia, Latria, Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>Out of Austria-Hungary they made Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia </li></ul><ul><li>Out of Ottoman Empire they divided up between the Allies </li></ul>
  6. 6. WHY AMERICA JOINED THE WAR
  7. 7. Why The US Entered WWI (Unrestricted Submarine Warfare) <ul><ul><li>Sussex pledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Germany said that won’t sink merchant ships without warning and that they will try to rescue the survivors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>By 1917 Germany was defeating Russia in the east but they wanted a quick and easy victory in the west </li></ul><ul><li>To do this they used unrestricted submarine warfare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That means they sank any ship that was going toward the Allies </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Why The U.S entered WWI (Zimmerman Note) <ul><li>Zimmerman sent a letter to Mexico asking Mexico to attack the United States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He promised to give them back the land that America took from them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He did this because he hoped that if America had a war going on at home they wouldn’t be able to go over to Europe and fight there </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Why The U.S. entered WWI (Sinking Of Lusitania) <ul><li>Sinking of The Lusitania </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A passenger ship that was secretly carrying ammunition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A German U-boat Sunk it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1198 Passengers died (128 were American) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wilson demanded Germany to apologize and pay for the damage </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. USA In World War One <ul><li>General Pershing led the U.S. troops </li></ul><ul><li>By 1917 Germany controlled Belgium, Italy and Northern France (Germany could now concentrate on the Western front </li></ul><ul><li>By July 1918 the U.S. had 1 million troops at war </li></ul><ul><li>The United States plan was to cut of the German rail lines </li></ul><ul><li>The US attacked through the Argonne forest and it lasted 47 days and 1.2 million soldiers were killed but America cut off Germanys supply </li></ul><ul><li>On the 11 th day of the 11 th hour of the 11 th month the war finally is brought to an end by a peace treaty </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nationalism <ul><li>Having Pride In Your Country </li></ul><ul><li>This made many people love their country and thought that their country deserved to have more land </li></ul>
  12. 12. Causes of World War I
  13. 13. Alliances <ul><li>Forming Partnerships with other nations </li></ul><ul><li>When alliances were formed, if there was a conflict nations had to help out their allies leading to a world war </li></ul>
  14. 14. Militarism <ul><li>Building Up Of The Military </li></ul><ul><li>With bigger armies people felt that they needed to build up their armies leading to very tense situations </li></ul>
  15. 15. Imperialism <ul><li>Competing for colonies </li></ul><ul><li>When there are many different colonies and not much space left people will fight over who gets which one </li></ul>
  16. 16. TRENCH WARFARE
  17. 17. Trench Warfare <ul><li>Used to protect their positions and cut down on loses </li></ul><ul><li>Supplies were brought in and scouts sent out during the nighttime </li></ul><ul><li>At dawn/dusk attacks came; Artillery followed my men “going over the top” </li></ul><ul><li>The men had to go through barbed wire and machine guns </li></ul>
  18. 18. Problems <ul><li>Mud, Rats, Smell, Body Rot, Cold, </li></ul><ul><li>Staying Dry, Maggots, Lice, Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Trench Foot was the condition caused when your feet are in cold wet places for an unsafe amount of time </li></ul>

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