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History of the Americas
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The Zimmerman Telegram and Unrestricted Submarine warfare cause the United States to join the war supplying aid to allies in Europe and providing men. The United States in the beginning was neutral to the war.
Describe the United States' involvement in WWI
Countries exaggerated the value or importance of their country and placed their interests over and above those of other nations.
A policy in which a state (country) takes political and economic control of areas beyond its borders.
Belief that western civilizations were far superior to all other civilizations.
14 European nations met to partition Africa by a formal treaty.
Treaty of Versailles
Officially ended the war and established the blueprint of a post-war world.
Wilson's 14 points
Ideological statement issued by Wilson that set the principles for peace during WW1.
League of Nations
Proposed by Wilson's 14 points goal was to establish and preserve peace and humanitarian goals.
A long term downturn of economic activity.
hands-off government U.S. government allow businesses to do whatever they want and the Government didn't regulate banks.
Taxes on the wealthy were slashed.
Americans should fix the problems of the GD by working hard.
Tariff on foreign goods.
Armed forces attack and defend from relatively permanent systems of trenches dug into the ground.
Russia, France, Great Britain, Italy (1905), Japan, U.S. (later), and Serbia
What countries were part of the Allied Powers in WWI?
Austria-Hungary, Italy (initially), The Ottoman Empire, and Germany
What countries were part of the Axis Powers in WWI?
Tanks, machine guns, tear gas, trenches, and submarines the industrial revolution changed the way the wars were fought.
Describe new technologies that were used in WWI.
Why did the League of Nations Fail?
Many nations refused to join, and they didn't allow Russia and Germany to join.
Propaganda was used to promote patriotism and citizen support for the war.
How was Propaganda used in WW1?
They should spend more time to get themselves ready to take on helping other countries.
What is one reason why the US should NOT have joined the League of Nations?
Because it could have helped the U.S. get a better look into Europe and could help them in the future if a war were to happen allies they should have
What is one reason why the US should have joined the League of Nations?
Imperialism, Nationalism, Arms Race, Alliances, The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, and The Zimmerman Telegram
What are the seven causes of WW1?
Fight over natural resources.
How did Imperialism lead to WWI?
Everyone was overconfident thinking their country was the best, and they could win the war
How did Nationalism lead to WW1?
Wanted to show off their power thought their new weapons were unbeatable
How did the Arms Race lead to WW1?
When one country enters a war, it forces ALL countries to join.
How did Alliances lead to WW1?
This sparked a war between Serbia and Austria-Hungary because of this incident, and it turned into a world war with Germany helping Austria-Hungary, and allies fought with allies.
How did The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand lead to WW1?
This caused the United States ships to be caught within this, and it caused the United States to be mixed in the war.
How did Unrestricted Submarine Warfare lead to WW1?
This caused the United States to officially join the war by declaring war on Germany because of this happening.
How did The Zimmerman Telegram lead to WW1?
Had Germany take total blame for the war, Limited Germany's armies, They had to pay 33 billion dollars, lost all colonies they had, and lost territory in France.
What are the 5 things Germany was forced to do under the Treaty of Versailles?
Disparity of Income, Buying on credit, Ag Depression, Laissez-Faire Policy, Protective Tariffs, Trickle-Down-Economics, and Stock Market Speculation.
What are the causes of The Great Depression?
The gap between rich and poor was very large.
How did Disparity of Income cause The Great Depression?
People bought stocks and goods on credit. Paying for things they didn't have the money for.
How did Buying On Credit cause The Great Depression?
Overproduction of food causing prices to drop and caused farmers not to be able to pay back for their new farming equipment this also caused banks to close
How did Ag Depression cause The Great Depression?
Hands-off government Us government allows businesses to do whatever they want. Banks weren't regulated.
How did the Laissez-faire policy cause The Great Depression?
Hawley-smoot tariffs which were tariffs on foreign goods this decreased national trade.
How did Protective tariffs cause The Great Depression?
Taxes on the wealthy were slashed. Gave big tax breaks to the wealthy, with the hope that the rich would give to the lower classes.
How did Trickle-down economics cause The Great Depression?
People saw the downfall of the stock market, so they took all their money out in fear of losing even more.
How did Stock Market Speculation cause The Great Depression?
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