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          World War I & Ordinary Americans




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The Selective Service Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-congress-passes-selective-service-act


   1. At the beginning of the war, what were the ages of men required to register for the draft?
      How many were called to service the first year?




   2. What ages was the draft extended to the following year?




   3. By the end of the war, how many men had served?




Anti-German Attitudes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-German_sentiment#United_States
(click on WWI – the United States)

   1. List three common names that changed during WWI and what they changed to.




   2. How were German-Americans treated during the war?




   3. What kinds of things were banned or shut down during the war?
The Great Migration
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=443

   1. What is the Great Migration?



   2. What are some reasons for the migration?



   3. What effects did the migration have on the North? On the South?



http://www.columbia.edu/itc/history/odonnell/w1010/edit/migration/migration.html (click on “Part 1”)

   4. These paintings tell the story of the Great Migration. Choose two painting from this
      collection. What part of the story does each tell?
    Cut and paste picture here
                                                             What does this painting tell you about
                                                             the Great Migration?




    Cut and paste picture here
                                                             What does this painting tell you about
                                                             the Great Migration?
Women During the War
http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/femvets4.html

   1. According to the information on this website, what kinds of opportunities did women
      have during WWI?




Landmark Supreme Court Case: Schenk v United States
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/capitalism/landmark_schenck.html

   1. What famous quote is associated with this case?



   2. Who is Charles Schenk and what did he do to get into trouble?



   3. What law was he in violation of?



   4. What amendment did Schenk say protected his actions?



   5. Would Schenk have gotten in as much trouble if it wasn’t during WWI?



   6. According to the Supreme Court, are our first amendment rights unlimited?
The Impact of Propaganda
Open the word document “WWI Posters.” Select 5 different propaganda posters from WWI, and answer the
questions for each.



   Paste poster here


                                             Who is this message aimed at?

                                             What are they being asked to do?


                                             In what way is it one-sided?




   Paste poster here

                                            Who is this message aimed at?

                                            What are they being asked to do?


                                            In what way is it one-sided?
Paste poster here


                    Who is this message aimed at?

                    What are they being asked to do?


                    In what way is it one-sided?




Paste poster here



                    Who is this message aimed at?

                    What are they being asked to do?


                    In what way is it one-sided?




Paste poster here


                    Who is this message aimed at?

                    What are they being asked to do?


                    In what way is it one-sided?

								
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