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Georgia Studies. Unit 5: The New South Lesson 3: Georgia and the Great War Study Presentation . Lesson 3: Georgia and the Great War. ESSENTIAL QUESTION : What were Georgia’s contributions to World War I? How did World War I impact Georgia?. Causes of World War I.

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georgia studies
Georgia Studies

Unit 5: The New South

Lesson 3: Georgia and the Great War

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lesson 3 georgia and the great war
Lesson 3: Georgia and the Great War
  • ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
    • What were Georgia’s contributions to World War I?
    • How did World War I impact Georgia?
causes of world war i
Causes of World War I
  • On June 28, 1914, an assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary
  • Austria-Hungary believed that Serbia's government was behind the assassination.
  • When the fighting began, France, Russia, and Great Britain backed Serbia. They opposed the Central Powers, made up of Austria-Hungary and Germany.
  • Austria-Hungary seized the opportunity to declare war on Serbia and settle an old feud.
world war i 1914 1918
World War I1914-1918
  • President Woodrow Wilson declared the US would be a neutral country.
the united states enters the war
The United States Enters the War
  • President Wilson worked to keep the US out of the war
  • 1915: German submarine sank passenger ship Lusitania killing 128 Americans
  • 1917: sub attacks resumed sinking American cargo ships
  • Zimmerman telegram: Germany tried to get Mexico to attack the US
  • Wilson finally joined the Allied powers
georgia and world war i
Georgia and World War I
  • ±100,000 Georgians volunteered to join the US armed forces
  • Training in Georgia at Camp Benning, Fort McPherson, Camp Gordon, and Camp Hancock helped Georgia economy
  • Georgians contributed manufactured goods and farm produce
  • 3,000 young Georgians killed in the war
  • On November 11, 1918, Germany surrendered ending what President Wilson called “the war to end all wars”
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