1914-1918 War that included most of the Europe's powerful nations; Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism set the stage for war and began after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.
U.S. enters WWI
in 1917 after German U-boat attacks, the sinking of the Lusitania, and a request by Germany for Mexico to join the war
Selective Service Act
Georgians Tom Watson and Rebecca Latimer Felton criticized the passage of this act that instituted a draft to select men for the war. Unpopular in GA because it took farm workers from cotton fields.
"Work or Fight" Policy
over concerns of labor shortages, GA required men 16-55 to prove that he was either serving in the war effort or gainfully employed or else be arrested
military bases in GA
played a key role in preparing U.S. troops for war - Fort McPherson, Fort Gordon, and Fort Benning
GA contributions to WWI
textile mills produced fabric for uniforms and blankets, farmers produced food, railroads were valuable assets, and citizens volunteered
British ship carrying Americans that was sunk by the German U-boats; made America consider entering WWI
Archduke of Austria Hungary assassinated by a Serbian in 1914. His murder was one of the causes of WWI.
German submarines used in World War I
A buildup of military strength within a country; one of the causes of WWI
agreements between nations to aid and protect one another; one of the causes of WWI
A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, socially, and economically; one of the causes of WWI
A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country and willingness to fight for it; one of the causes of WWI
the factories where cloth is made; one of GA's contributions to the war effort was cloth for uniforms and blankets
important part of GA's contribution to the war effort
Message sent to Mexico by Germany asking them to join WWI and attack the U.S. if they entered the war. Reason U.S. enters WWI