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Start Of WWI
Terms in this set (11)
-rivalry over colonies
What were the major causes of World War I?
Defined as belief in the superiority of one's own nation or country that people should remain loyal to their nation
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
What started/triggered the start of World War I?
-allied powers fought central powers between the years 1914-1918
-allies:France, Britain, Russia, and later the United States
- Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Empire, Germany, Bulgaria, and Turkey
What happened when WWI began?
What were introduced in WWI?
the area between trenches which was the most dangerous
What was "No Mans Land"?
-France was a friend since the U.S. war for Independence
- U.S. wanted to help Britain because the Government was closest to a democracy
- British propaganda
- Sinking if Lusitania
- Zimmerman Telegram
What were the reason the U.S. joined the war?
- British passenger ship sank by a German U-Boat in 1915
- More than 1,000 people killed including 128 Americans
What was the Lusitania Sinking, 1915?
Germany telling Mexico that of they joined them they would help gain lost land that was now part of the United States now
-British intercepted the telegram
What was the Zimmerman Telegram?
April 2, 1917
When did the US declare war on Germany?
the committee for public information: created by president Wilson to spread pro-war propaganda
What did George Creel lead?
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