SS5H4 The student will describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post-World
War I America.
a. Explain how German attacks on U.S. shipping during the war in Europe (1914-
1917) ultimately led the U.S. to join the fight against Germany; include the
sinking of the Lusitania and concerns over safety of U.S. ships, U.S. contributions
to the war, and the impact of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
b. Describe the cultural developments and individual contributions in the 1920s of
the Jazz Age (Louis Armstrong), the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes),
baseball (Babe Ruth), the automobile (Henry Ford), and the airplane (Charles
This file is a summative assessment to be used at the end of a unit covering WW1.