HIS 112 929 - US joins European allies (England, France,...

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HIS 112 9.29.10
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Essay #1 the essay assignment is on Blackboard now Do not plagiarize!
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What is plagiarism? Copying text, even if you replace words with synonyms Avoid by citing your sources
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You need to cite your source If the idea didn’t come from your own brain you need to cite its source Cite anything that isn’t “common knowledge” Ask yourself: did I know this before I took this course?
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How to cite sources For this essay, precise format of citations is not important put the author, title, and page number in parentheses or in a footnote If you are citing a lecture or discussion, include the date or topic of the class
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America in WWI First: “Non-Intervention” Remember Woodrow Wilson lecture?
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Lusitania: Germans sink passenger ship with 120 Americans aboard
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Germans trying to blockade England, don’t want to stop Wilson tries to negotiate end of war
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German naval attacks continue, sink some US merchant ships US declares war against Germany in Spring of 1917
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Getting Americans behind the war Need to shift the public mindset from anti-war to pro-war
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Unformatted text preview: US joins European allies (England, France, and more) Trench warfare Spring 1918: pitched battle, but little headway Fall of 1918 US and its European allies get the upper hand By September the first of the German allies surrenders Treaty of Versailles Germany accepts responsibility Concessions of land and power Germanys stance during Nazi era partly comes from this treaty Myths about the Wall Street Crash of 1929 Not the first stock market crash in the US Not the only cause of the Great Depression Lets use the Crash to think about the economics of the 1920s and 1930s Before the Crash "Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. I do not feel there will be soon if ever a 50 or 60 point break from present levels, such as (bears) have predicted. I expect to see the stock market a good deal higher within a few months."- economist Irving Fisher, NY Times, Oct. 17, 1929 Buying on Margin The middle class was getting into the stock market Borrowing money to buy stock...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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