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The United States Enters World War I. BY HAYLEY RITTERHERN AND BLAINE RIEGER. Attitudes of Americans. The United States wished to stay out of WWI and remain neutral. Several actions led to the entering into WWI President Woodrow Wilson saw the threat that Germany posed to the word

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The united states enters world war i

The United States Enters World War I

BY HAYLEY RITTERHERN AND BLAINE RIEGER


Attitudes of americans

Attitudes of Americans

  • The United States wished to stay out of WWI and remain neutral. Several actions led to the entering into WWI

  • President Woodrow Wilson saw the threat that Germany posed to the word

  • Even though the United States wished to remain neutral, this changed during the sinking of the Lusitania


Attitudes of americans1

Attitudes of Americans

  • The real reason for the

    United State’s rage

    towards Germany was

    seen due to the

    publication of the

    Zimmerman Telegram

  • The actions of Germany

    appalled both Woodrow

    Wilson , and the citizens of the United States


Economic motivation

Economic Motivation

  • U.S. had far stronger ties

    with Allies

    • Trade with Britain and France

      was more than double the trade with Germany

    • from 1914 to 1916 trade with the Allies grew from $ 825 million to $ 3.2 billion

  • U.S. manufactured war supplies (dynamite, cannon power, submarines, armored cars) as per the orders of the Allies


Incidents provocations

Incidents/Provocations

  • Propaganda

    • The United States, as did many nations during the war, used propaganda to promote a war effort or demonize an individual or group

    • This was an effective tactic seeing that many people were appealed to the visuals that they had to offer

  • Yellow journalism

    • Yellow journalism differed much to the tactic of propaganda.

    • It is the falsification or twisting of the facts though publication for attention of the public

    • Most of the information was slanted towards one direction in a biased matter

    • Most of the information was misleading


Incidents provocations1

Incidents/Provocations

  • Lusitania

    • Germany declares unrestricted submarine warfare

    • German submarine sinks Lusitania (British Transportation vessel)

    • About 1,198 people died because of the sinking of the Lusitania; 200 of which were American

  • Zimmerman Note

    • A note written from Germany to México

    • Encrypted, but the message was intercepted

    • Made US aware of Germany’s submarine warfare declaration

    • Support to México from Germany for Invasion of Unites States


Propaganda

Propaganda

Source: http://www.emerald-isle-gifts.com/images/articulos/icha162.jpg


Propaganda1

Propaganda

Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/%27Destroy_this_mad_brute%27_WWI_propaganda_poster_(US_version).jpg


Allies and loyalties

Allies and Loyalties

  • Many immigrants with many different opinions (Irish, German, French, Eastern European)

  • Propaganda  Distrust of

    German immigants and

    reported incidents

  • Commonalities with

    Great Britain (language, democracy, etc) – cultural brothers

  • Join the Western nations’ fight against German dictatorship


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