Perils of Prosperity Review - Billy

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Perils of Prosperity 1. What were the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War I? 1914 to 1918 President Woodrow Wilson at first urged a course of complete neutrality. It was unrestricted submarine warfare that eventually thrust the US into the war. Economic trade was bias toward the allies. The sinking of the Lusitania and the Sussex Zimmermann telegram – Germany promised Mexico her lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona Only three US citizens died on American ships during neutrality. The war marked first large-scale experience with government control in America of economic sectors The war gave birth to the idea of a League of Nations 2. What effect did World War I have on specific groups of Americans? The American consumer made sacrifices and rationed food for the war cause Food Administrator Herbert Hoover African Americans – Great Migration to Northern cities – job opportunities In many ways blacks suffered grievously during war years Victory of movement for women’s suffrage – was vital to winning the war
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