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Survey ofU.S. History II- TheGreat War Notes

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Survey ofU.S. History II- TheGreat War Notes HIST 2020

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Date Created: 03/13/16
Survey of U.S. History II Test 2 Notes The Great War 1914-1919 I. Causes of the war  Allied Powers: Great Britain, France, U.S.A  Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire  Europe was divided II. Outbreak of war  Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated by Serbian nationalists in Bosnia III. Fighting the great war  Battle lines: line through Belgium  Trench warfare  Poisonous gas, automatic weapons, trench foot disease, IV. U.S. Involvement  Initially neutral  It was difficult for us to remain neutral  Financial entanglement  British naval blockade of Germany  Military tensions increased  U.S. supported Britain and France  German U-boats sent as threat  Lusitania- passenger ship loaded with weapons sailing from New York to England in 1915 that was attacked and sunk by German U-boats  Zimmerman Telegram- telegram sent from German government to the ambassador in Mexico claiming to help Mexico invade the U.S. if the U.S. entered the war V. The war after the U.S. entered  Fresh troops and weapons  Germany surrendered VI. Fighting the war at home  Partnership between businesses and the government  The government worked with factories to make weapons  War Industries Board- directs and stimulates industrial production for the war  National War Labor Board- works with companies to ensure that workers are managed efficiently  Increasing size of government  Food Administration- advertised eating efficiently during the food shortages of WWI  Fuel Administration- rationed fuel during the fuel shortage  Daylight Savings Time- encouraged people to grow their own gardens  Winning hearts and minds: the war was unpopular and the people didn’t want to fight  Community on Public Information- ad campaign to get Americans excited for the war (ex. Uncle Sam)  Espionage and Sedition Act- limited the abilities of citizens to speak out against or protest the war  Anti-German Prejudice- German music, books, language, and foods were banned VII. End of the war  Woodrow Wilson’s Plan  14 points- his personal list of things to do to make the world a better place and make war more humane  League of Nations- international organization in which representatives work out country’s problems in order to avoid war  Treaty of Versailles- ended WWI  Wilson’s agenda: peace without victory  British and French want to make Germany pay  Treaty punished Germans ( lost territory, couldn’t have an army, had to pay war reparations)  Wilson rejected at home  Congress refused to join the League of Nations  Isolationism- when a nation wants to stay isolated and not get involved with other countries  1919 era


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