Download 12.2 PowerPoint

yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Document related concepts

Eastern Bloc media and propaganda wikipedia, lookup

Role of music in World War II wikipedia, lookup

Cartographic propaganda wikipedia, lookup

Propaganda of the deed wikipedia, lookup

Propaganda in the Soviet Union wikipedia, lookup

Psychological warfare wikipedia, lookup

Randal Marlin wikipedia, lookup

Propaganda in Nazi Germany wikipedia, lookup

Radio propaganda wikipedia, lookup

Architectural propaganda wikipedia, lookup

Propaganda of Fascist Italy wikipedia, lookup

Propaganda in Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II wikipedia, lookup

Political warfare wikipedia, lookup

RT (TV network) wikipedia, lookup

Stab-in-the-back myth wikipedia, lookup

Causes of American Involvement
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
British propaganda
Zimmerman Telegraph
Russian Revolution
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
• Germany created new submarine called the
• British blockaded North Sea, so Germany gave
a “sink on sight” order to any ship
approaching Britain
• May 7th, 1915-British passenger liner the
“Lusitania” sunk off the coast of Ireland
• Killed 128 Americans
The Lusitania
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
• Aug. 1915
• The Arabic is sunk
by the Germans
• 2 Americans are
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
• March 1916
• The Sussex, an unarmed
passenger ship is sunk
• America threatens to cut
off diplomatic relations
• Sussex pledge- no
passenger or merchant
ships would be sunk
without warning
British Propaganda
• The British sent news of the war to US
newspapers everyday
• Full of Propaganda
• Led the American public to be sympathetic
toward the British
British Propaganda
British Propaganda
British Propaganda
British Propaganda
British Propaganda
Zimmerman Telegram
• March 1917-British authorities gave to the US
a telegram that was supposedly sent to
Mexico from Germany
• It had been decoded by the British
• It asked Mexico to declare war on the US and
they would be supported by Germany
Russian Revolution
• March 1917-Russia left WWI due to a
Revolution in their own country
• Germany now would concentrate totally on
the Western Front
• Pleas from Great Britain and France to join the
war effort
Declaration of War
• April 2, 1917-Wilson asks Congress to declare
war on Germany
• “The World must be made safe for
• April 6th-Congress votes and declares war
Selective Service Act
• Authorized the federal government to
raise a national army for the American
entry into World War I through
conscription (draft).
*all males aged 21 to 30 were required to
register for military service
*By the end of World War I, some 2.8
million had been drafted.