World War I

World War I - World War I I Background a"The Great...

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World War I I. Background a. “The Great War (1914- b. Military were built up in Europe c. Many Alliances were formed d. Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Bosnia i. Germany Invades France ii. France , British and Russia Declare War on Germany iii. Austria-Hungary and Germany Declare war on them iv. Western Front in Belgium and France v. Eastern Front in Russia and Romania vi. Stalemate on both fronts after about a year II. Initial American Response a. We wanted to stay out of it. b. Neutrality c. America has no alliances with European countries d. Woodrow Wilson wanted to stay out i. Believed it was US’s job to form a peace treaty (America didn’t join until 1917) e. Most Americans sympathies lie with France and England f. German and Irish Americans favored Germany g. Jewish Americans hated Russia h. American banks loaned 2 billion dollars to England
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i. England blockades American ships from reaching Germany i. Germany does the same thing using their U-Boats ii. Ocean liners are sunk with American citizens
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