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Prep sheet for wwi neutrality essay

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Prep sheet for wwi neutrality essay

  1. 1. DBQ-WWI NeutralityDoc a 1. What is Wilson saying to Congress? 2. What is the magic of August 19, 1914?Doc B 1. What is the major point of this letter? 2. What are the 3 major arguments that he makes?Doc C 1. What is the role of the Sec of State? How does he get this job? 2. How does the fact that this is written years after the war ended impact how we view the document? 3. What is the general message of the document?Doc D 1. How does Bryan feel about this war and the US role in it? 2. How does he justify our relationship with the British? 3. Break down each argument and summarize it here.Doc E-1. What is the purpose of this document?2. Who sent this document to the New York Times?Document F 1. Why does it matter that the Lusitania was carrying ammunition? 2. How does this impact US participation in the war?Document G 1. What is the purpose of Wilson’s speech to Congress? 2. What events have transpired to explain the difference between Doc A and Doc G? 3. Where does Wilson stand at the end of this document?Document H 1. Who is Arthur Zimmerman? 2. What is the purpose of the document? 3. How does this impact US participation in the war?Document I 1. Describe all of the parts of the picture. 2. Explain why the title is appropriate for the time/issues. 3. How do we know who the python stands for in the cartoon? 4. Why Des Moines? Why would you find a cartoon like this in Iowa in 1917? Hint: look at the demographics there-who lives there, what kinds of jobs, how do they vote, etc? Just think about it-you do not need research to get this one.
  2. 2. Planning Sheet-please list years when appropriate since this is a chronological essay.Body One-Show how the US was neutral. List at least 5 specific pieces of info that illustrate our desire to stayout of war. List all documents that point to the US attempt to stay neutral.Body two-Show how the US policy is beginning to shift to be sympathetic to the Allies. List 5 pieces of info toillustrate your point. List all documents that show the shift.Body three-Show how the US makes the decision to openly join the Allied forces and stand against Germany.List 5 pieces of info that illustrate your point. List all documents that defend this position.

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