This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - The United States Joins the Fight. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
When World War I erupted in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson pledged neutrality for the United States, a position that the vast majority of Americans favored. Britain, was one of America’s closest trading partners, and tension soon arose between the United States and Germany over the Germany’s attempted quarantine of Britain.
Several U.S. ships traveling to Britain were damaged or sunk by German mines, and in February 1915 Germany announced unrestricted submarine warfare in the waters around Britain. In mid-March, 4 American ships were sunk by German submarines. A direct challenge, Wilson went before a special session of Congress on April 2 declaring that the submarine campaign was a "war against all nations" and asked that war be declared with Germany.
This request was granted on April 6 and subsequent declarations of war were issued against Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. With that, America entered World War I.
The presentation covers the following:
Lusitania Is Sunk
United States Reaction
Two Significant Intercepts
Zimmerman Telegram (2)
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
The United States Enters the Fray
Mobilizing for War
End of Presentation
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