This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Mobilizing for War - United States & Public Opinion. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
President Wilson upon the outbreak of World War I declared the United States neutral in 1914. His policy of neutrality was enormously popular with the American people. It probably was the deciding factor in his re-election in 1915. It was especially popular with German and Irish Americans. The Irish were strong Democratic supporters. The Germans were a major constituency in the Midwest which often determined the outcome of American elections.
Once the war began to drag on many Americans began having second thoughts about the War, even before it ended in November 1918. The principal reasons were the casualties the American Expeditionary Force experienced in France.
American war losses were small by European standards. But this was only because America entered the War several years after the other combatants and the AEF was only committed for about 6 months of battle. During those 6 months, American casualties were as high as experienced by other combatant countries, especially because the AEF was engaged in largely pitched offensive operations.
The presentation covers the following:
Policy of Neutrality
Winds of Change
Public Opinion Changed
U. S. Declares War
Public Support for War
Committee on Public Information
End of Presentation
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