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WWI. Day 2. RECAP. WWI when was it? Causes Allies and central powers. Think About It. If you were a country that was neutral (not at war) is it fair if you supply another country at war with weapons? Does that mean a country has the right to attack you?. Essential Question.

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Day 2

  • WWI when was it?
  • Causes
  • Allies and central powers
think about it
Think About It
  • If you were a country that was neutral (not at war) is it fair if you supply another country at war with weapons?
  • Does that mean a country has the right to attack you?
essential question
Essential Question
  • How did the U.S. get involved in WWI?
beginnings of the war
Beginnings of the war
  • Both sides felt confident of swift victory.
  • Trench warfare, foxholes, stretched for miles.
  • Stalemate: a situation in which neither sides is able to gain the advantage.
  • Machine guns, grenades, poison gas; heroism came at a ghastly price.
  • In 1916, the British suffered some 20,000 deaths in a single day combat.
major turning points
Major Turning Points
  • Russia withdrawals from the war.
  • Low moral, fighting a war that wasn’t theirs.
  • Revolution of 1917.
  • Early 1918 Russia signed a treaty with Germany that took Russia out of the war.
major turning points in the war
Major Turning Points in the War
  • Although the U.S. was “neutral”, they still allowed their ships to carry supplies to the allies.
  • Trade strongly influenced the American position on the war.
  • In 1917 Germany used unrestricted sub warfare.
  • American publics opinions of the Germans sank when on May 7 1915, a U boat sank the Lusitania (A British passenger liner).
  • 128 Americans died…but we had weapons for the Allies on the boat.
  • This policy brought the U.S. into war in April 1917.
german sub warfare
German Sub Warfare
  • Sinking of the Lusitania
  • Zimmerman Telegram: Note from Germany to Mexico….was a public relations victory for Great Britain.
  • Ship
wwi propaganda
WWI Propaganda
  • German Huns
  • Propaganda: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person
footage from the germans wwi
Footage from the Germans WWI
  • This video shows footages of the German Army in World War I (and sometimes also of other armies) with the national anthem of the German Empire (1871-1918). The name of the anthem is "Heil dir imSiegerkranz" or in English it's sometimes called "Hail to Thee in Victor's Crown". It was first sung in 1793. The text was was written by Heinrich Harries, who used the melody of "God Save the King".
  • German war footage