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US History: WWI


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An overview of the war and the US role. Check out WWI World History slidecast for more details on the battles of the war.

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US History: WWI

  1. 1. The Great War<br />World War I<br />
  2. 2. Causes of the War<br />Nationalism<br />Imperialism<br />Militarism<br />
  3. 3. Assassination of the Archduke<br />Franz Ferdinand<br />GavriloPrincip<br />
  4. 4. Alliances and the Domino Effect<br />
  5. 5. The Course of the War<br />Trench Warfare<br />President Wilson’s Response<br />
  6. 6. German U-Boats<br />US Enters the War – Part I<br />Sinking the Lusitania <br />
  7. 7. Zimmerman Telegram<br />US Enters the War – Part II<br />Russian Revolution<br />Below: During the Russian Revolution, Czar Nicolas II was overthrown and Lenin seized power and created a Communist dictatorship in 1917<br />Above: The coded (left) and decoded (right) message of the Zimmerman telegram.<br />
  8. 8. Troops arrive June 1917<br />Russia leaves war March 1918<br />Americans win battles<br />Americans in Battle<br />
  9. 9. Allies Win the War<br />Below: British troops march through liberated Lille, France, in October 1918. <br />
  10. 10. Palace at Versailles<br />The Failed Peace<br />Blaming Germany<br />Right: Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles<br />Above: As a result of the Treaty of Versailles, among other requirements, Germany also had to pay reparations<br />
  11. 11. Isolationism<br />Americans Have Two Choices<br />Interventionism<br />
  12. 12. Picture Sources<br />Slide 2<br /><br /><br /><br />Slide 3<br /><br />Slide 4<br /><br />Slide 5<br /><br /><br />Slide 6<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Slide 7<br /><br /><br />Slide 8<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Slide 9<br /><br />Slide 10<br /><br /><br /><br />Slide 11<br /><br /><br />