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Saving Democracy During WWI

Saving Democracy During WWI
Saving Democracy During WWI
Saving Democracy During WWI
Saving Democracy During WWI
Saving Democracy During WWI
Saving Democracy During WWI
Saving Democracy During WWI
Saving Democracy During WWI
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President Woodrow Wilson entered America into World War 1 by announcing: “The world must be made safe for democracy. . . We are . . . the champions of the rights of mankind.” For many, America was a nation enjoying freedom and rights. However, why might specific groups of Americans have disagreed with President Wilson’s statement about America? Why might they have questioned whether America was truly a “champion” of democracy and equal rights?

Students analyze 5 documents and complete an organizer and writing prompt determining why groups such as African Americans, women, immigrants and the poor might have chafed at being told to support a war for freedom, democracy, and equal rights overseas, given how they were denied these same principles at home.

This is a great activity to generate thought, conversation and link to current events.
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4 pages
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Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 days
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