Hist 2057 9.28.10 test2

Hist 2057 9.28.10 test2 - Hist 2057 (Foreign policy (how it...

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Hist 2057 (Foreign policy (how it changes) and role of government progressivism for next test) 9/28/10 U.S. and WWI 1. BKGR a. European situation i. Center of fighting ii. Divided into camps/blocks 1. Central power a. Germany, Austria Hungarian empire, Italy 2. Alliance a. France, Great Britain, Russia iii. War breaks out in summer 1914 and last 4 years iv. Trench warfare 1. Each side digs trenches 2. The open field between them is called No mans land v. The battle of Yorktown 1. Decisive battle of the am. Revolution a. We lost 20 men b. Factors militating vs. U.S. Neutrality i. Total war means that am will be watching this one more because it affects them more? ii. New military technology 1. Airplanes, tanks, submarines, u-boats 2. Planes are used in tactical ways a. Observation post, bombing b. Tactical bombing; going over head
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c. Strategic bombing; coming from the side and bombing other things iii. Maybe its in out interest to take a side in the war iv. The interest in the war shrank the ocean barriers 2. Road to war: Friction with central powers a. The problem is Germany b. We will have a wedge i. Espionage 1. Throw out of the country etc. ii. Sabotage c. Public opinion? d. Wanted Americans to be neutral e. Feature films began during the war i. Scrolled messages at the bottom of the screen 1. You are about scenes from the fighting in Europe a. Don’t judge by what your seeing and keep comments to self f. The british declaire a blockage of germany and cut off german trade via the atlantic i. Germans use a new weopon: the submarine (u-boat) ii. In the sring of 1915, an am passenger ship (Lusitania) iii. Was getting ready to sail iv. A week after it sailed it was sunk 1. To the amitwas the most savage warfare and conduct over 100 killed v. Wilson was outraded and threatened the germans vi. House missions vii. German apologized
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Wilson says germany hasto follow the rules and the rules were stated about surface ships 1. You signal to stop and if it does not you fire a shot across its bow; check out the ship and if you see military things you to sink the ship after it has be evacuated ix. If we have friction with central powers 1. Public opinion 2. The financial x. Am trade booms during the war 1. Especially with the allies 2. Trade with germany falls to the floor 3. Am banks start loaming the allies money 4. Reaches about $4 million xi. Nation is slowly edging to the war 3. Elections of 1916 a. Wilson runs for re-election i. He tries his best to keep out of war ii. Rep say they want honest neutrality iii. Congress wants to pass laws to built warships and larger armies to be prepared iv. He goes to bed thinking he has lost the war v. Nov 1916 was re-elected he won b. German war has been going on and the supplies is being deplinished i. They have a secret meeting with ? and decide to unload the submarines ii. they talk about going to war with U.S. 1.
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