The Aftermath of The Great War Meredith Harbison Katelyn Wetzel Derek Wilbert
Battered Europe <ul><li>War weary and war torn Western Europe looked for revenge after the brutal years in the bloody tren...
Treaty of Versailles <ul><li>Germany was held personally responsible for the war and was forced to pay reparations to the ...
Affects of the Treaty
Germany <ul><li>Germans reached the top of the inflationary chart after the war going from 4.6 million marks to 4.2 trilli...
Germany’s Losses
United States <ul><li>Before the was the U.S. economy was in a recession, but a 44 month economic boom ensued from 1914-19...
Positives vs. Negatives <ul><li>The mass loss of life in WWI disillusioned many Americans against the war </li></ul><ul><l...
World War I <ul><li>Over 100,000 American lives were lost in the fight for democracy </li></ul><ul><li>This generation was...
Changes in American Culture <ul><li>After the war and devastation occurred the American populace wanted nothing more but t...
Struggling Finances <ul><li>The once reliable money lender of the Western European nations now found themselves millions o...
Price Changes in the 1920s
<ul><li>Communism: </li></ul><ul><li>system of social organization in which property  (especially real property and the me...
Anti-Communist Tide After the horrors of World War I and the tremendous loss of life, America wanted to return to its trad...
Red Scare Outbreaks <ul><li>Starting with the Czar toppling in Russia by the radical Bolsheviks in 1917 and lasted through...
Carl Marx : Idea of Communism started with him
Finding Commies on Home Soil <ul><li>While our men were over fighting the “Huns”, many American's fought at home.  Anyone ...
Communist Discontent <ul><li>In the Seattle docks a large scale strike led by alleged Communist sympathizers led to the Un...
Communist Resistance <ul><li>Wilson appointed a new Attorney General Alexander Mitchell Palmer whose reign was characteriz...
The Hunt is Over… <ul><li>When companies started realizing that deporting immigrants (many of them were accused of being c...
New Transportation <ul><li>Ingenious entrepreneur  Henry Ford reshaped American History by the mass production of the Mode...
Revolution of the Automobile <ul><li>Cars strictly for the affluent was a thing of the past as Henry Ford’s assembly line ...
New Affluence, New Toys The newly booming economy and stock market led to a sharp rise of the standard of living in Americ...
TV 1925  - October 2: Scottish inventor John Baird invents the first form of a television
Everlasting Companies <ul><li>NBC and CBS were created in the 1920s and are still around today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover...
What Went On!
Impact on America <ul><li>The new ease of transportation and the seemingly endless supply of natural oil led Americans to ...
The Boom of the Bear <ul><li>During the twenties and its unparalleled rise of prosperity the “Bear” stock market rose to a...
The Economy
The 1920's was, for 8 years and 3/4 of 1929, a very happy decade. Lots of positive things will be forever know from the 19...
Works Cited <ul><li>13 th  Edition of the American Pagent </li></ul><ul><li>Burnett, Paul. &quot;The Red Scare&quot;. 3/29...
Works Cited Continued <ul><li>&quot;World War I: Aftermath&quot;. Holocaust Encyclopedia. 3/29/2010 <www.ushmm.org/wlc/art...
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  1. 1. The Aftermath of The Great War Meredith Harbison Katelyn Wetzel Derek Wilbert
  2. 2. Battered Europe <ul><li>War weary and war torn Western Europe looked for revenge after the brutal years in the bloody trenches. </li></ul><ul><li>After Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates and flees Germany an armistice quickly follows on November 11 th </li></ul><ul><li>In Paris a peace conference convenes to create what will become The Treaty of Versailles </li></ul>
  3. 3. Treaty of Versailles <ul><li>Germany was held personally responsible for the war and was forced to pay reparations to the Allies. </li></ul><ul><li>Germany was forced to cede Alsace-Lorraine, coal mines in Saar to France </li></ul><ul><li>Most of West Prussia and Posen was given to Poland </li></ul><ul><li>The Rhine was demilitarized </li></ul><ul><li>All colonies and possessions were released </li></ul><ul><li>All war materials given to allies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Affects of the Treaty
  5. 5. Germany <ul><li>Germans reached the top of the inflationary chart after the war going from 4.6 million marks to 4.2 trillion marks </li></ul><ul><li>Germany was hit hardest by inflation because of the immensely high war reparations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Germany’s Losses
  7. 7. United States <ul><li>Before the was the U.S. economy was in a recession, but a 44 month economic boom ensued from 1914-1918. </li></ul><ul><li>After the war, America was doing great because we were making a huge amount of money for supplying ammunition and supplies to other powers. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Positives vs. Negatives <ul><li>The mass loss of life in WWI disillusioned many Americans against the war </li></ul><ul><li>However, the cost for fighting for freedom is never too high </li></ul>
  9. 9. World War I <ul><li>Over 100,000 American lives were lost in the fight for democracy </li></ul><ul><li>This generation was nicknamed “The Lost Generation” because of the casualties in the trenches despite having the lowest casualty amount in the war. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Changes in American Culture <ul><li>After the war and devastation occurred the American populace wanted nothing more but to shrink back into its shell </li></ul><ul><li>The war propaganda made many blame foreigners for the problems leading to a vast wave of anti-foreignism and xenophobia that intoxicated Americans into the 1940’s </li></ul>
  11. 11. Struggling Finances <ul><li>The once reliable money lender of the Western European nations now found themselves millions of dollars in debt to the war fund. </li></ul><ul><li>The rapid printing of money began to steadily increase inflation during the after war years </li></ul>
  12. 12. Price Changes in the 1920s
  13. 13. <ul><li>Communism: </li></ul><ul><li>system of social organization in which property (especially real property and the means of production) is held in common. </li></ul><ul><li>In modern terms, Communism is applied to the movement that aims to overthrow the capitalist order by revolutionary means and to establish a classless society in which all goods will be socially owned. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Anti-Communist Tide After the horrors of World War I and the tremendous loss of life, America wanted to return to its traditional policy of strict isolationism The feelings rose against anything “Unamerican” and xenophobia ran rampant. Anti-Foreign and Anti-Communist feelings both began to rise after troops returned from World War I
  15. 15. Red Scare Outbreaks <ul><li>Starting with the Czar toppling in Russia by the radical Bolsheviks in 1917 and lasted through 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>The fear of anarchism and revolution sparked a strong feeling against the “non-native” socialists and communist parties </li></ul>
  16. 16. Carl Marx : Idea of Communism started with him
  17. 17. Finding Commies on Home Soil <ul><li>While our men were over fighting the “Huns”, many American's fought at home. Anyone who wasn’t as patriotic as possible (draft dodgers, “slackers”, German-Americans, immigrants, and communist) were suspected </li></ul>
  18. 18. Communist Discontent <ul><li>In the Seattle docks a large scale strike led by alleged Communist sympathizers led to the United States Marines being sent in to return the workers to their posts </li></ul><ul><li>In the next summer multiple race riots erupted in dozens of cities, leaving many dead and many more wounded </li></ul><ul><li>A police strike centered in Boston led to a ton of theft and vandalism sweeping through the unprotected streets </li></ul><ul><li>Steel workers struck and slowed the return to normal economy </li></ul>
  19. 19. Communist Resistance <ul><li>Wilson appointed a new Attorney General Alexander Mitchell Palmer whose reign was characterized by illegal search and seizure, unwarranted arrests and detentions, as well as mass detentions </li></ul><ul><li>He was eventually defanged by the bombing of his house and became of little note after </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Hunt is Over… <ul><li>When companies started realizing that deporting immigrants (many of them were accused of being communist) took out a major source of labor, the newspapers stopped featuring the Reds. They started objecting the over zealous Red-hunters. </li></ul>
  21. 21. New Transportation <ul><li>Ingenious entrepreneur Henry Ford reshaped American History by the mass production of the Model T </li></ul><ul><li>“ I will build a motorcar for the great multitude” Ford oft was quoted. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Revolution of the Automobile <ul><li>Cars strictly for the affluent was a thing of the past as Henry Ford’s assembly line swept into factories everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Ford was churning out a car every 24 seconds in the prime of the assembly line </li></ul>
  23. 23. New Affluence, New Toys The newly booming economy and stock market led to a sharp rise of the standard of living in America. With the new money and the ending of a military production board the economy shifted to a consumer based one. The creation of the radio, television, and cars changed American ways of life.
  24. 24. TV 1925 - October 2: Scottish inventor John Baird invents the first form of a television
  25. 25. Everlasting Companies <ul><li>NBC and CBS were created in the 1920s and are still around today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covered the 1928 Election </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hired musicians, comedians, and sold advertisements. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schwebel’s Bread </li></ul>
  26. 26. What Went On!
  27. 27. Impact on America <ul><li>The new ease of transportation and the seemingly endless supply of natural oil led Americans to flock to the suburbs </li></ul><ul><li>The recreational view switched from the group and get together, to the solemn and quiet car drives </li></ul><ul><li>The tremendous boost kick started an American economy and continued the boom until the end of the Roaring Twenties </li></ul>
  28. 28. The Boom of the Bear <ul><li>During the twenties and its unparalleled rise of prosperity the “Bear” stock market rose to an unprecedented high </li></ul><ul><li>The idea of “Buying on Margin” and Incremental payments lead to a mass buy and sell during the decade following WWI </li></ul>
  29. 29. The Economy
  30. 30. The 1920's was, for 8 years and 3/4 of 1929, a very happy decade. Lots of positive things will be forever know from the 1920s!
  31. 31. Works Cited <ul><li>13 th Edition of the American Pagent </li></ul><ul><li>Burnett, Paul. &quot;The Red Scare&quot;. 3/29/2010 <www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/saccov/redscare.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Model T Ford&quot;. 3/30/2010 <www.modelt.ca/history.html>. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Works Cited Continued <ul><li>&quot;World War I: Aftermath&quot;. Holocaust Encyclopedia. 3/29/2010 <www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&modulId=10007429>. </li></ul>

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