10.3&4 Wwi There And Here

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10.3&4 Wwi There And Here

  1. 1. Objective: Analyze life on the home front during World War I
  2. 2.  U.S. tried to stay neutral  The naval war between Britain and Germany is what caused the U.S. to enter the war  German subs practice unrestricted submarine warfare  Germany sank any ships heading to Britain including civilian
  3. 3.  Germans sink British ship Lusitania killing 1,100 civilians including Americans  Germany did not think U.S. would join the war and begins unrestricted sub warfare again
  4. 4.  In 1917 British intercept the Zimmerman Note from Germany; passes it to U.S.  Note asks Mexico to go to war against U.S.  U.S. declares war on Germany  Wilson’s message for WWI was that the world must be made safe for Democracy  This gives huge boost to Allied morale as well as money and supplies
  5. 5.  Total war requires complete mobilization of people and resources  War had enormous impact on every American’s life.  Government increased its power  Drafted millions  Started rationing
  6. 6.  Russian people upset about war and economic situation  Bolsheviks come to power led by Lenin a follower of Karl Marx  Lenin promises to end war, redistribute land to poor  Slogan was “Peace, Land, Bread”
  7. 7.  Allied nations meet in Paris  Wilson outlines his Fourteen Points for a lasting peace  Wilson also calls for the League of Nations to be formed to help prevent future wars  England and France want to punish Germany
  8. 8.  Germany is guilty of starting the war  Must pay reparations for all damages  Germany must reduce military  Germany must surrender all territory gained during war  Treaty outraged many Germans  Felt it was too harsh and unfair
  9. 9.  8 million soldiers were killed  New nations were formed among them are Poland, Yugoslavia, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia  Britain and France gain Mandates in the Middle East after breaking promise  Ottoman Empire is broken up to form new countries Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria
  10. 10.  8 million soldiers were killed  New nations were formed among them are Poland, Yugoslavia, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia  Britain and France gain Mandates in the Middle East after breaking promise  Ottoman Empire is broken up to form new countries Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria

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