Chapter 9: The First World War
Section 1: World War I begins pp. 320-327

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Main Idea:

As World War I intensified, the United States was forced to abandon its neutrality.

Objectives:

  • Identify the long term causes and the immediate circumstances that led to WW I
  • Describe the first two years of the war
  • Summarize U.S. public opinion about the war
  • Explain why the United States entered the war

 

People, places and terms:

militarism

nationalism


propaganda


contraband

allies


Central Powers


Archduke Ferdinand


Lusitania


Sussex pledge


Zimmerman Note

 

Questions:

 How did nationalism and imperialism lead to conflict in Europe?



Why might Balkan Nationalism have been a factor in causing World War I?

 

Why were so many nations pulled into the conflict?

 

Why did so many Americans want to avoid involvement?  



Why did the United States begin to favor Britain and France?

 

How did the U-boat campaign affect U.S. public opinion?

 

Why did the Zimmerman Note alarm the U.S. government?