History 152 - Lecture 10

History 152 - Lecture 10 - Lecture # 10 World War I I. U.S....

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture # 10 World War I I. U.S. entered war in 1917 A. War over in 1918 i. but end to progressive reforms as the war gave way to the suppression of many civil liberties crack down on unions, immigrants, racial and ethnic minorities, and radicals. B. Cause of WWI i. Triple Alliance: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy ii. The Allies: Great Britain, France, Russia iii. June 28 1914, in Serajevo, Serb assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand heir to throne of Austria-Hungary iv. Next day Austria declared war on Serbia and alliances worked like Dominoes v. Lasted more than four years and cost 8.5 million lives C. American neutrality i. neutral nations have right to free trade with either side ii. demanded safe passage of cargo and citizen ships iii. Britain blockaded Germany so U.S. traded openly with Britain, alienated Germany iv. Germany retaliated with U-boats and unrestricted warfare on all ships coming in v. May 7, 1915 Germany torpedoed British passenger ship Lusitania killing 1,198 passangers 128 of them U.S....
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History 152 - Lecture 10 - Lecture # 10 World War I I. U.S....

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