ch_19 - QUIT 19 The First World War CHAPTER OBJECTIVE...

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19 The First World War QUIT CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT WITH HISTORY TIME LINE VISUAL SUMMARY SECTION World War I Begins 1 SECTION American Power Tips the Balance 2 SECTION The War at Home 3 SECTION Wilson Fights for Peace 4 MAP GRAPH
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19 The First World War HOME CHAPTER OBJECTIVE To understand the causes of World War I, the reasons the United States entered the war in 1917, and the consequences of the war
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19 The First World War W I T H H I S T O R Y I N T E R A C T Do you think America should enter the war? Examine the Issues The year is 1917. A bitter war is raging in Europe—a war that has been called a threat to civilization. At home many people are urging America to wake up and get involved, while others are calling for the country to isolate itself and avoid the fight. • When American lives are threatened, how should the government respond? • Should America go to war to make the world “safe for democracy”? • Is it right for America to intervene in foreign conflicts? HOME
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19 The United States The World 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife are assassinated. Germany declares war on Russia and France. Great Britain declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary. 1914 Hollywood, California, becomes the center of movie production in the United States. 1915 German U-boats sink the Lusitania, and 1,198 people die; Alexander Graham Bell makes first transcontinental telephone call. 1915 Albert Einstein proposes his general theory of relativity. 1916 Woodrow Wilson is reelected president. 1916 The battles of Verdun and the Somme claim millions of lives. 1917 The Selective Service Act sets up the draft; The United States declares war on Germany. 1917 Russia withdraws from the war. 1918 Congress passes the Sedition Act. President Wilson proposes the League of Nations. 1918 The Bolsheviks establish a Communist regime in Russia. The First World War ends. 1919 Congress approves the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the vote. 1919 A worldwide influenza epidemic kills over 30 million. TIME LINE HOME The First World War
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1 World War I Begins Long-term tensions erupt into a devastating war among European nations, while the United States tries to remain neutral. OVERVIEW ASSESSMENT KEY IDEA MAP HOME
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1 World War I Begins OVERVIEW As World War I intensified, the United States was forced to abandon its neutrality. The United States remains
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