The Great Patriotic War After reviewing the events of imperialism, do you think that WWI was an inevitability? Explain.
Europe on the Eve of War • Rising Standard of Living • Role of Technology • Longevity and Medical Advancements • Rise of Constitutionalism • Nationalistic Forces • The Labor Movement • Old Man Greed and War
The Sarajevo Affair • Rise of the German Empire: Franco-Prussian War and Response • Entanglements: Triple Alliance & Entente • Global Conquests and Clashes • Sick man of Europe and the East • Competition in the Balkans • Archduke’s Visit and Assassination
The U.S. and Wilson • Neutrality: Thought and Deed • Submerged Nationalities & Profiteering • England’s response to neutrality • Germany and U-Boats • Colonel House Diplomacy • Challenges to Neutrality
Wartime Diplomacy • Strict Accountability: Lusitania • Neutrality and Reality • Germany and Two Front War • The Russian Revolution • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare • The Zimmerman Telegram • He Kept Us Out of War
Mobilization • National Defense & Preparedness • To Proud to Fight • Pacifists and Hawks • 1916 Election: Kept us out of War • War and Rally to New World Order • Propaganda and Committee for Public Information
Attack Upon Civil Liberties • Espionage & Sedition Acts • Vigilante Societies • Critics and Response • Supreme Court Decisions • Debs, Schenck and Frohwerk • Post War Sedition & FBI • Civil Rights in Retreat
Centralization of Economy • The War Industry Board • Food Administration • National War Labor Board • Committee on Public Info • Financing the War Effort • American Protection League & Conscription • Corporate U.S.A. unleashed: Profiteering
Wilsonianism • The Man and His Message • Democracy: No Victors & No Vanquished • The Fourteen Points • U.S. Expeditionary Force • The Russian Revolution • Germany and Armistice • Wilson in Paris
The Fourteen Points • The League of Nations • Neutral Rights • Disarmament • National Self Determination • Open Covenants • European Realities
The Versaille Treaty • Collapse of Germany, 1918-19 • Article 231: War Guilt Clause • Disarm, Dismantle and Humiliated • Wartime Reparations • Die Dicktat & Hitler • Wilson and the U.S. Senate • Failure and Isolationism
Racial Unrest • War to make world safe for Democracy? • The Great Migration to the North • The Black Warrior fights for France • France and Race: US and the Negro ? • Racial Violence in the Streets • Marcus Garvey and Back to Africa
Red Hot Summer: 1919 • Demobilization measures • Labor Strife and Bolshevism • The FBI and Post War Sedition • Palmer Raids • Xenophobia • Sacco and Vanzetti Case
Rejection of Wilsonianism • Republican Senate Hearings • The LON and Entanglements • Wilson takes to the stump • Rejection and Wilson the pariah • A separate peace • Europe in the Ashes • Rise of Fascism
Democracy in Retreat What were the issues at the root causes of WWI? Did the victors address the causes? How do you explain the appeal of Hitler and the right in Europe?