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Review. 1) List at least 3 techniques used in propaganda 2) List at least 2 goals a government might want to accomplish with a propaganda poster 3) Describe one propaganda poster that was discussed yesterday. List the: country of origin the technique used the goal of the poster.

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Review

Review

  • 1) List at least 3 techniques used in propaganda

  • 2) List at least 2 goals a government might want to accomplish with a propaganda poster

  • 3) Describe one propaganda poster that was discussed yesterday. List the:

    • country of origin

    • the technique used

    • the goal of the poster


Causes of america s entrance into wwi

Causes of America’s entrance into WWI


Neutrality

Neutrality

  • In the beginning the United States wanted to remain neutral.

  • Wilson issues declaration of neutrality in 1914.


Neutrality1

Neutrality

  • Why did Wilson not want the U.S. to be involved in the war?


What pulled america into the war

What pulled America into the War

  • Unrestricted submarine warfare

  • The sinking of the Lusitania

  • Sussex Pledge is broken

  • The Zimmerman Telegram


Unrestricted submarine u boat warfare

Unrestricted Submarine (u-boat) warfare

  • Germany would begin sinking ships without warning

    • In the Atlantic, around Britain


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Captured German U-boat in a British dry dock


The sinking of the lusitania

The Sinking of the Lusitania

  • British passenger liner that set sail from New York carrying American citizens.

  • It was sunk without warning on May 7, 1915 off the coast of Ireland


The sinking of the lusitania1

The Sinking of the Lusitania

  • Over 1,100 died; 120+ were US citizens

  • Germans claimed the Lusitania was carrying contraband (war materials: guns, ammunition…)

    • They were right!


The sinking of the lusitania2

The Sinking of the Lusitania


United states navy war propaganda poster

United States Navy War Propaganda Poster


Result of the sinking of the lusitania

RESULT of the Sinking of the Lusitania

  • Germany, despite promises, sunk another ship – The Sussex, killing 2 Americans

  • President Wilson protested and Germany issued the Sussex Pledge

    • passenger ships won’t be targeted

    • Merchant ships wont be either, unless presence of weapons is established


Sussex pledge

Sussex Pledge

  • The Sussex Pledge broken: February 1, 1917 Germany continued unrestricted submarine warfare


Zimmermann telegram

Zimmermann Telegram

  • March 1917 The Zimmermann telegram released

  • If the U.S. entered War against Central Powers, Mexico should attack the U.S. and receive as a reward: Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

  • How do you think Americans felt about this?


Zimmermann telegram1

Zimmermann Telegram

  • Why would Germany want the U.S. to remain neutral?


Zimmermann telegram2

Zimmermann Telegram


Zimmermann telegram3

Zimmermann Telegram


America declares war

America Declares War

  • April 2, 1917

    • President Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war

  • April 6, 1917 Congress declares war!!


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