The U.S. Enters World War I

The U.S. Enters World War I
The U.S. Enters World War I
The U.S. Enters World War I
The U.S. Enters World War I
The U.S. Enters World War I
The U.S. Enters World War I
The U.S. Enters World War I
The U.S. Enters World War I
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Present History traces the origins of the Great War, American reluctance to enter into that European embroilment, and the effects that fighting this war had on the U.S. This Advanced Placement-level presentation includes the role of nationalism, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the alliance system, militarism, and imperialism in the origins of World War I; the role of new weapons systems such as tanks, machine guns, u-boats, mustard gas, and airplanes on the war; Kaiser Wilhelm, Britain's Two-Power Standard, and Germany's Schlieffen Plan; the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand; fighting on the Western Front; trench warfare, "no-man's land," and fighting a war of attrition; "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen; Wilson's anti-imperialism; Pancho Villa; American neutrality; German u-boat policy, the Lusitania, the Arabic, the Sussex Pledge and unrestricted submarine warfare; the Zimmerman Note; Wilson's "war to end war" and his pledge "to make the world safe for democracy;" Wilson's Fourteen Points and the League of Nations; the use of propaganda, the Committee on Public Information and George Creel; the Espionage Act; the Food Administration; the National War Labor Board; the Nineteenth Amendment; the Doughboy; "victory gardens;" the Draft Act; the Great Migration; the Bosheviks and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk; the casualties of WWI and its legacy; the Big Four at the Paris Peace Conference, the Treaty of Versailles, the War-Guilt Clause and the Stab-in-the-Back Theory; the resettlement of the balance of power in Europe; and the dramatic border changes throughout Europe and the Middle East. This AP U.S. history presentation can easily be altered for any U.S. level course. Be sure to check out "U.S. History Complete Set, Volume I" and "U.S. History Complete Set, Volume II" for all of Present History's U.S. history presentations.
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48 Slides
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55 minutes
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