Name the two sides in WWI
Central powers-germany, austria-hungary, ottomon empire
Allies-britain, france, russia
what are three factors that made WWI more deadlier than previous wars?
technological advances-airplanes, armored tanks, rapid fire machine guns, heavy artillery
what do you call the warfare in which many soldiers fired on one another from opposite lines of dugouts?
who are the two ethnic american groups that supported the central powers?
german americans, irish americans
what event prevented US from allying with a tyrant?
russian revolution, overthrew tsar
what event sparked WWI on June 28, 1914
serbian nationalist assassinated heir to austro hungarian throne
what is it when britain spread stories about enemy brutality that were often exaggerated or made up?
name three groups to join military that were not subject to the war
women, africans, natives
list two government agencies that helped manage resources during the war
food administration, war indstries board
what was the purpose of the selective service act?
required men from 21-30 to register for military draft, made the military bigger
what steps did committee on public information take to promote pro war support
recruited 75k "four minute men" to deliver patriotic speeches and enlist artists tp [rpdice prowar cartoons and posters
what is a halt in fighting to discuss conditions of a peace treaty?
name two nations that dictated terms of armistice
why did russia pull out of war
army was exhausted, 2 mill. soldiers deserted, signed peace treaty
what were the terms of the armistice?
germany would pull back troops on western front, cancel treaty on brestlovics, hand over fleet of u boats, kaiser wilhelm ii force to abdicate throne
list three main ideas of fourteen points
-factors that led to the war
-territorial issues from war
-international organization for world peace
name the big four and nations they represent
woodraw wilson-us, david lloyd george-britain, george clemenceau-france, vittorio orlando- italy
who was our president during WWI?
why did wilsons fourteen point have little influence in LON?
demands were too high, congress rejected membership in league of nations
list three major problems the US faced after WWI
influenza epidemic., labor unrest, red scare
what is the idea of self determination?
right of a group to decide its own government
how did the treaty of versailles punish germany?
took away territory on germany's borders, stripped from colonies, forced to pay for allies reparations, limited military
what was the goal of the fourteen points
to prevent future wars