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Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism
3 major causes for the war.

Countries wanted to expand and people backed their country.  Whoever had the largest army was the best.
Alliance System
secret deals

Germany + Austria-Hungary+ Italy
GB, France, Russia, Serbia
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Spark that started the war.  Austrian Archduke is killed by a Serbian nationalist.  Austria backed by Germany wages war on Serbia which is backed by Russia.
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
An eventual reason for US involvement.  Germans inadverntently kill american citizens and limit the freedom of the seas.
Sinking of the Lusitania
American citizens die when Germany attacks a British ships carrying ammunition. Wilson chooses not to enter the war.
Arabic/Sussex pledge
After sinking the Arabic Germany promises to cease unrestricted sub warfare.  They break that promises by sinking the Sussex one of the final straws that convicne America to enter the war.
trench warfare
old style fighting mixed with modern warfare.  Massive casualy rate.  Trenches protected by the dead and filled with filth, vermin, and disease.
Election of 1916
Wilson wins over Hughes showing America still desired to stay out of the war.
Zimmerman Note
Message from Germany to Mexico stating that if America should enter the war because of U-boat attacks then Mexico should attack America.  Final straw for the US.
Selective Service Act
A draft requiring all men from 18-45 register for the military.  To stop riots the draft has planned as a party.
War Industries Board and Bernard Baruch
Created to plan military purchases, maximize production, and meet all military supply needs.  They allowed standarization of companies and established production priorities.
Food and Fuel Administration
Regulate coal and fuel, implement daylight savings time to maximize efficiency.  Food industry makes sure the Allies have the supplies they need.
Overman Act
Gave Wilson complete control over the RR Administration, Shipping Board, and National War Labor Board.
2 million soldiers under General pershing sent to aid in the war.  Stayed together and did not fall for the trap of trench warfare.  Pershing instituted his new offensive strategy.  Helped save Paris and win war.
General Pershing
American General who helped turn the tide of the war.  His men supported the French and staved off the German offensive to save Paris.  His new offensive strategy changed the tempo of the war.
Russian Revolution
Chateau-Thierry, Belleau Wood, and St. Mihiel
Meuse-Argonne Campaign
Liberty Loans
Committee of Public Information
Jeanette Rankin
Espionage and Sedition Act
Schenck vs United States
Great Migration
Wilson's Fourteen Points
Treaty of Versailles
League of Nations
Secret War with Russia
Red Scare
Election of 1920
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