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Project 5.1


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A keynote about the involvement of America in World War I.

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Project 5.1

  1. 1. UNITED STATES By: Keenan Reardon Period 2
  2. 2. THE QUIET BEFORE THE STORMThe U.S. didn’t want to get into much, they wanted to stayneutral and remain allies with as many people as possible.Isolationism is when a country stays out of other affairs tomaintain peace with everyone.The U.S. was doing very well in the economy.They supplied guns and such to the Allied Forces.By 1918 they were sending troops, as much as 10,000 a day.
  3. 3. THE FINAL STRAW One of the factors that led the Americans to join the war was when the German’s sunk the “Lusitania” A ship full of supplies. The second was when the British decoded one of Germany’s messages, It stated Zimmerman’s intent to continue destroying ships. This was the “Last Straw”. The United States entered World War I by 1917.
  4. 4. THEIR EFFECTSecond Battle of the Marne, St. Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne.They fought on the western front nearly the whole time.By entering the war they caused Germany to collapse.There were over 320,000 casualties.The final result ended in the Allies winning the war.
  5. 5. AFTER THE WARAfter the war the economy in theU.S. was very good, they weren’teffected very much by the war andmade their foreign trading boom.The 14 points was intended to assurethe country that the Great War wasbeing fought for a moral cause andfor postwar peace in Europe.The U.S. fought in the war fromApril 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918