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Good Morning!. NVC HOT ROC: WWI Prior Knowledge Mobilizing America for War Essential Question : How did the United States prepare for WWI? Homework : TEST ON FRIDAY!. WWI Prior Knowledge. Write down everything you know about WWI! USE YOUR CORNELL NOTES FROM OVER THE WEEKEND! .

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good morning
Good Morning!
  • NVC
  • HOT ROC: WWI Prior Knowledge
  • Mobilizing America for War

Essential Question: How did the United States prepare for WWI?


wwi prior knowledge
WWI Prior Knowledge
  • Write down everything you know about WWI!
april 1914 the world at war
April 1914: The World at War
  • Central Powers
    • Germany
    • Austria-Hungary
    • Ottoman Empire
  • Allied Powers
    • Britain
    • France
    • Russia
  • United States
    • Led by Woodrow Wilson
    • Neutral/Isolationist
    • April 1917 joins war on the side of the Allied Powers
why did the u s enter wwi
Why did the U.S. enter WWI?
  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
    • Sinking of the Lusitania
  • Zimmerman Telegram
    • German/Mexican Alliance
  • Economic ties with Great Britain
mobilizing america for war
Mobilizing America for War

“It is not an army that we must shape and train for the war…it is a nation”- Woodrow Wilson

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Mobilizing America for War
  • Preparation for war resisted by Wilson
    • “If you want WAR, vote for Hughes. If you want PEACE with honor, vote for Wilson.”
  • Preparedness Movement
    • Led by Theodore Roosevelt in 1915
    • Alarmed that U.S. not ready
    • Wilson gives in  agrees to double army and navy
selective service act
Selective Service Act
  • Selective Service Act: also called a draft or conscription
    • All men ages 21-30 must register for military service
    • Allows U.S. to quickly create a large army
committee on public information
Committee on Public Information
  • CPI created to “sell” the war to the public
    • Massive propaganda campaign
    • Create movies, posters, etc to demonize the Germans
transforming the economy for war
Transforming the Economy for War
  • WWI leads to Big Government
    • New programs and agencies to help run the war
  • Liberty Bonds
    • People encouraged to buy “bonds” to fund the war
  • National War Labor Board
    • Prevents strikes in wartime
  • U.S. Food Administration
    • “Food will win the war”
    • Meatless Mondays and Wheatless Wednesdays to conserve
exit ticket
Exit Ticket
  • What were three changes the United States made to prepare for WWI?
new opportunities
New Opportunities
  • Draft sends America’s young men overseas to fight
    • Leads to new job opportunities for women and blacks
    • Great Migration: mass movement of blacks from South to work in factories in the North