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					 Reflecting on Your Experience
• What were your dominant emotions during the
  activity?
• Why would young men put themselves through
  these hardships?
• What would an experience like this make a
  soldier think about war?
• Why do you think we did this activity?
• Has this activity given you any insights on war?
• ]Do you think this is a valid way to learn about
  trench warfare?
Decline of the Ottoman Empire
   The Catalyst for War




           Assassination of the
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary
Life in the Trenches
Weapons--Tanks
       Weapons– Machine Guns
                           Vickers
Lewis Light




                         Browning
Weapons--Gas
Aerial Warfare
Navel Warfare—U-Boats
        Neutrality in the U.S.
• Reasons for Neutrality
  – War wasteful & irrational
  – Suspected big business looking for profits
  – Large number of immigrants
  – Tradition of Neutrality
          Wilson & Neutrality
• Declares U.S. neutral
• Invokes Freedom of
  the Seas
         British Response
• Navel blockade of Germany
• Redefined contraband
• Wilson’s response weak.
         Germany Response
• Traditional Rules of
  Navel Warfare and
  the U-Boat
Lusitania
The Warning
     ―He kept us out of war.‖
• Election of 1916
  – Americanism and preparedness
  – Female votes
      Final Months of Peace
• Peace conference—U.S. mediator
• Germany willingness to negotiate causes
  problems.
• Peace without victory/League of Nations
• European Response negative
Zimmerman Telegram
    Questions on U.S. Policy

• Was the U.S. neutral during World War I?

• Was there ever a genuinely neutral policy
  during World War I?

				
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