World War I & It’s Effect on the
American People
By
Chris Nelson
Standard 6
• Understand the effect of World War I on the
American people
• Identify the causes of American
involvement in ...
Why This Standard May Be
Difficult to Teach
• Some students may not have a desire to
learn about history
• Limited in ways...
Timeline of Events
(click date for more information)
June 28, 1914 Archduke assassinated
August 1, 1914 Germany declares w...
June 28, 1914
• The Archduke of
Austria, Franz
Ferdinand, was
assassinated in
Sarajevo, the capitol
city of Bosnia
HOME
August 1, 1914
• Germany declared war
on Russia
• 2 days later, on
August 3, Germany
declared war on
France
HOME
August 4, 1914
• President of the United
States, Woodrow
Wilson, stated that the
U.S. would stay out of
the war
• Public o...
August 1914
• Allied Powers: Serbia,
Russia, France, Italy,
Great Britain (green
countries); U.S. joins
3 years later in 1...
May 7, 1915
• The British passenger liner, the Lusitania,
was torpedoed and sunk by German
submarines
• No warning was giv...
May 31, 1915
• Germany signed the Sussex Pledge
• The pledge promised that Germany would
no longer torpedo unarmed merchan...
January 31, 1917
• Germany resumes
unrestricted submarine
warfare
• They would sink ALL
vessels on sight,
armed or unarmed...
February 1917
• Zimmerman Telegram intercepted by Great
Britain and given to the United States
• In it, Germany promised t...
April 2, 1917
• President Wilson
asks Congress for
declaration of war
• Senate voted for
war on April 4
• House voted for
...
January 1918
• President Wilson gives his “14 Points”
• The Points were Wilson’s goals for a war-
free world
• They were d...
May 28, 1918
• American troops
achieved their first
victory of the war
• U.S. victorious at
Cantigny, just north of
Paris,...
November 11, 1918
• World War I ends with a German surrender
• The worst war in history is over
• Over 20 million were kil...
June 28, 1919
• Treaty of Versailles is
signed by Germany
• Treaty was written by
President Wilson, PM
Clemenceau of Franc...
QUESTION 1
Franz Ferdinand was the Archduke of which
country?
AUSTRIA GERMANY SERBIA
CORRECT!!!!!!
PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
INCORRECT 
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QUESTION 2
Which of the following countries was not a
member of the Allied Powers?
FRANCE UNITED STATES GERMANY
CORRECT!!!!!!
PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
INCORRECT 
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QUESTION 3
On which country did Germany initially
declare war?
FRANCE GREAT BRITAIN RUSSIA
CORRECT!!!!!!
PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
INCORRECT 
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QUESTION 4
Who was the President of the United States at
the time of World War I?
WOODROW WILSON WILLIAM McKINLEY
THEODORE...
CORRECT!!!!!!
PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
INCORRECT 
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QUESTION 5
What year did the United States enter the
war?
1916 1917 1918
CORRECT!!!!!!
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INCORRECT 
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QUESTION 6
Where and when did the American troops
win their first victory in the war?
CATIGNY, FRANCE on MAY 18,1918
BERLI...
CORRECT!!!!!!
PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
INCORRECT 
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QUESTION 7
On which day did Germany surrender?
NOVEMBER 11, 1918 DECEMBER 5, 1918
JANUARY 1, 1919
CORRECT!!!!!!
PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
INCORRECT 
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QUESTION 8
What was the name of the treaty signed by
Germany and which war did it end?
TREATY OF VERSAILLES, WORLD WAR I
T...
CORRECT!!!!!!
PROCEED TO FINAL SLIDE (REFERENCES)
INCORRECT 
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Hope You Had Fun!!!!!
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  1. 1. World War I & It’s Effect on the American People By Chris Nelson
  2. 2. Standard 6 • Understand the effect of World War I on the American people • Identify the causes of American involvement in World War I
  3. 3. Why This Standard May Be Difficult to Teach • Some students may not have a desire to learn about history • Limited in ways that can be utilized to teach this standard
  4. 4. Timeline of Events (click date for more information) June 28, 1914 Archduke assassinated August 1, 1914 Germany declares war August 4, 1914 U.S. declares neutrality August 1914 Alliances align May 7, 1915 Lusitania sunk by U-boat May 31, 1915 Sussex Pledge signed January 31, 1917 Unrestricted sub. warfare February 1917 Zimmerman Telegram April 2, 1917 Wilson asks for war January 1918 Wilson lists his 14 Points May 28, 1918 First American victory Nov. 11, 1918 The Great War Ends June 28, 1919 Treaty of Versailles CONTINUE TO QUESTIONS
  5. 5. June 28, 1914 • The Archduke of Austria, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated in Sarajevo, the capitol city of Bosnia HOME
  6. 6. August 1, 1914 • Germany declared war on Russia • 2 days later, on August 3, Germany declared war on France HOME
  7. 7. August 4, 1914 • President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, stated that the U.S. would stay out of the war • Public opinion at the time was against war HOME
  8. 8. August 1914 • Allied Powers: Serbia, Russia, France, Italy, Great Britain (green countries); U.S. joins 3 years later in 1917 • Central Powers: Germany, Austria- Hungary, Turkey (red countries) HOME
  9. 9. May 7, 1915 • The British passenger liner, the Lusitania, was torpedoed and sunk by German submarines • No warning was given • 1198 people were killed • 128 of those were Americans HOME
  10. 10. May 31, 1915 • Germany signed the Sussex Pledge • The pledge promised that Germany would no longer torpedo unarmed merchant vessels, if America would have consequences for Great Britain’s naval crimes in the British Isles HOME
  11. 11. January 31, 1917 • Germany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare • They would sink ALL vessels on sight, armed or unarmed HOME
  12. 12. February 1917 • Zimmerman Telegram intercepted by Great Britain and given to the United States • In it, Germany promised to give back to Mexico the land it had lost to the United States in the Mexican War • In order to get the land, Mexico had to promise Germany they would help them during war • United States receiving telegram was crucial advantage for the Allies HOME
  13. 13. April 2, 1917 • President Wilson asks Congress for declaration of war • Senate voted for war on April 4 • House voted for war on April 6 HOME
  14. 14. January 1918 • President Wilson gives his “14 Points” • The Points were Wilson’s goals for a war- free world • They were designed to create a new world order • The 14 Points created the League of Nations, which later turned into and is now known as the United Nations HOME
  15. 15. May 28, 1918 • American troops achieved their first victory of the war • U.S. victorious at Cantigny, just north of Paris, in France HOME
  16. 16. November 11, 1918 • World War I ends with a German surrender • The worst war in history is over • Over 20 million were killed or died from other causes during the war • German surrender came at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month HOME
  17. 17. June 28, 1919 • Treaty of Versailles is signed by Germany • Treaty was written by President Wilson, PM Clemenceau of France, PM George of Britain, and PM Vittorio of Italy • Treaty signed exactly 5 years after assassination of the Archduke HOME
  18. 18. QUESTION 1 Franz Ferdinand was the Archduke of which country? AUSTRIA GERMANY SERBIA
  19. 19. CORRECT!!!!!! PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
  20. 20. INCORRECT  CLICK HERE TO TRY AGAIN
  21. 21. QUESTION 2 Which of the following countries was not a member of the Allied Powers? FRANCE UNITED STATES GERMANY
  22. 22. CORRECT!!!!!! PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
  23. 23. INCORRECT  CLICK HERE TO TRY AGAIN
  24. 24. QUESTION 3 On which country did Germany initially declare war? FRANCE GREAT BRITAIN RUSSIA
  25. 25. CORRECT!!!!!! PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
  26. 26. INCORRECT  CLICK HERE TO TRY AGAIN
  27. 27. QUESTION 4 Who was the President of the United States at the time of World War I? WOODROW WILSON WILLIAM McKINLEY THEODORE ROOSEVELT
  28. 28. CORRECT!!!!!! PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
  29. 29. INCORRECT  CLICK HERE TO TRY AGAIN
  30. 30. QUESTION 5 What year did the United States enter the war? 1916 1917 1918
  31. 31. CORRECT!!!!!! PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
  32. 32. INCORRECT  CLICK HERE TO TRY AGAIN
  33. 33. QUESTION 6 Where and when did the American troops win their first victory in the war? CATIGNY, FRANCE on MAY 18,1918 BERLIN, GERMANY on JULY 15, 1917 MOSCOW, RUSSIA on MARCH 2, 1918
  34. 34. CORRECT!!!!!! PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
  35. 35. INCORRECT  CLICK HERE TO TRY AGAIN
  36. 36. QUESTION 7 On which day did Germany surrender? NOVEMBER 11, 1918 DECEMBER 5, 1918 JANUARY 1, 1919
  37. 37. CORRECT!!!!!! PROCEED TO NEXT QUESTION
  38. 38. INCORRECT  CLICK HERE TO TRY AGAIN
  39. 39. QUESTION 8 What was the name of the treaty signed by Germany and which war did it end? TREATY OF VERSAILLES, WORLD WAR I TREATY OF PARIS, WORLD WAR i TREATY OF VERSAILLES, WORLD WAR II
  40. 40. CORRECT!!!!!! PROCEED TO FINAL SLIDE (REFERENCES)
  41. 41. INCORRECT  CLICK HERE TO TRY AGAIN
  42. 42. Hope You Had Fun!!!!!

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