Unformatted text preview: World War I and the U.S.
History 17B Mr. Bsharah Questions for Consideration: How did the U.S. get involved in WW I? How did the U.S. mobilize resources and opinion for the war effort? How did the war accentuate Progressive attitudes toward race and ethnicity? How were freedoms restricted at home during WW I? Why was 1919 such a watershed year for the U.S. and the world? Background to War Peace Movements in the early 1900s Bismarck's Alliance System Age of Isms U.S. Reaction to the Outbreak of War American Neutrality Economic and Political Effects of WW I in U.S. U.S. becomes leading neutral carrier Expansion of U.S. economy Extension of Credit to Allies Confused Status of International Law Causes of U.S. Entry into WW I Unrestricted Submarine Warfare Political and Cultural Ties to Allies British Propaganda Zimmermann Note Sabotage in U.S. Russian Revolution The Great Crusade in the U.S. Raising an Army (AEF) Mobilizing the Economy Baruch and War Industries Board Hoover and Food Administration Financing the War (McAdoo) Selling the War (Creel and CPI) Controlling the Opposition: Schenck vs U.S./Espionage and Sedition Acts Paris Peace Process 1919 The Big Four: Wilson, Clemenceau, Lloyd George, Orlando Civilian Government in Germany Secret Treaties Wilson's 14 Points National and Strategic Interests of Powers U.S. Rejection of Treaty Selection of Democratic Delegation Internationalists Failure to Consult Senators Reservationists Progressives see as betrayal of idealism - Irreconcilables Opposition of Certain National Groups (Irish and Germans) Return of American Isolationism ...
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- World War I, War American Neutrality, war accentuate Progressive, U.S. mobilize resources, Isms U.S. Reaction