Notes AFTER Midterm - AMH2020 Notes AFTER Midterm March 7 2016 1914-1918 The Great War(WWI US enters The Home Front Govt Expansion Amendments Great

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AMH2020 Notes AFTER Midterm March 7, 2016 1914-1918 The Great War (WWI): US enters, The Home Front, Gov’t Expansion, Amendments, Great Migration; Red Scare Progressivism: about government intervention, a united country, and experts. The Great War known later on as World War I o Allies Great Britain France Russia Italy Japan (joined it could gain colonies in Asia) (US later in 1917) o Central Powers: German empire Ottoman Empire (Turkey) Austria-Hungarian Empire o The US tries not to join the war despite 1915 when the British sank a ship (Lusitania) with American civilians. Woodrow Wilson resists that. There was a cry for help 1916 Blood bath (Wilson runs again and his slogan was he kept us out of the war) 1917 Wilson (after 3 months of inauguration) ask congress to declare war [bitch lied] o Zimmerman telegram: was an internal diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January, 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the event of the United States' entering World War I against Germany. The proposal was intercepted and decoded by British intelligence. Revelation of the contents enraged American public opinion and helped generate support for the United States declaration of war on Germany in April of the same year. The Germans are trying to manipulate on what was going on. o Germans declared that they will sink everything on the ocean Wilson enters war on side of Allies and says there will be no more war after this War Labor Board: make sure workers are building tanks, ships, etc. and making sure they are being compensated fairly. Its purpose was to arbitrate disputes between workers and employers in order to ensure labor reliability and productivity during the war. o Samuel Gompers: he was appointed as an advisor to the Council of National Defense in October 1916. Gompers worked closely with U.S. propagandist George Creel to encourage domestic support for the war effort once President Wilson formally declared hostilities in April 1917. o Labor buys into that working hard will help us win the war Propaganda came into play o Soldiers had to make sacrifices therefore the US needs to sacrifice to help them and save us from the war. o Committee on Public Information (CPI): was an independent agency of the government of the United States created to influence U.S. public opinion regarding American participation in World War I. Over just 28 months, from April 14, 1917, to June 30, 1919, it used every
medium available to create enthusiasm for the war effort and enlist public support against foreign attempts to undercut America's war aims. It primarily used propaganda techniques to accomplish these goals. o Workers now have a voice and can see changes o Government is in favor of labor and work better in order to help the war Once war is over they want it to be the same as before along with women working go back to home o Changed the names of food to make it more American Freedom fries French fries Hot dog

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