chp 30 - Sasha Rozenerbg 1/18/07 Per. 1 Chapter 30 WWI 1....

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Sasha Rozenerbg 1/18/07 Per. 1 Chapter 30 WWI 1. Germany began crossing the line when their bombs began to attack American citizens and property; America began to question entry into war. On April 2, 1917, Wilson declared war during World War I because Germany kept attacking America. America had at first let some things pass by but became fed up. Entering the war was America’s decision to fight back in order to defend themselves. Presenting the public with his heroic slogans and the grace and pride of war, through his speeches, Wilson turned the war into a crusade of ideology. The reason for going into war was to keep the idea of democracy safe. Wilson was so persuasive he was able to convince the nation with his scheme, provoking nationalism and decreasing the doubts of engaging in a war in a distant country. He felt strongly towards these principles, which showed in his speeches and actions. America supported him completely, trusting full-heartedly in a cause that was once doubted. He confirmed that America was not fighting for land or pride, but to have a regulated democracy in Europe’s damaged government’s that could not thrive under the rule of dictators. 2. Suspicion arose through America; Germans were being pointed always in fear. America’s ethnic toleration was decreasing in the time to come of WWI. Germans Americans actually had no association with the Germans in Germany or thoughts or views. Americans were is such fear that they stopped buying German products and objects. Because so many men left to go to war, factories became empty and needed workers. Many new black citizens were offered jobs in factories, which finally gave their minority a taste of having a factory job and acceptance into a interracial society. Because the black men were such a minority compared to the white men there was a lot of tension which lead to violence and a lot of disagreement. Because of professional reasons now the two races were obliged to work in the same cities and had no choice. Not only did African Americans begin to work in factories but also more women were accepted into the work areas. The war had affected many sub-groups of society especially women; there were now two different groups of women: one group that supported the war and another that was against the war. The women who supported the war cheered on the
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course HIST 120 taught by Professor Powell during the Spring '09 term at Diablo Valley College.

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