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America in World War I

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March 19th 2020

10:00 am


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Thunder Across the Sea: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I [1914]

 After years growing nationalism and competition in Europe – a jostling for power and position, rivalries playing out over the acquisition of colonies and overseas territories eventually  plunge Europe into the savage conflict that would redraw the map of the continent—and the globe.



M.A.I.N Causes of World War I

Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Gavrilo Principe and the Black Hand

Mobilization of Alliances




U.S. Entry into World War I - Making the World Safe for Democracy [1917 to 1919]
Entering World War I in response to Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare, Wilson turned America’s participation into a fervent ideological crusade for democracy that successfully stirred the public to a great voluntary war effort, but at some cost to traditional civil liberties.



United States position of Neutrality 1914 to 1917

Wilson 1916| “He Kept us out of the War

German Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

The Sussex pledge (May 4, 1916

The Zimmerman Telegram



Justice at War: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights During the Great War [1917-1919]

President Wilson turned America’s participation in World War I into a fervent ideological crusade for democracy

leading to the clash of individual rights and national security under the Espionage Act during WWI


Espionage and Sedition Acts 1917

6,000 arrests|2,000 prosecutions| 1,500 convictions

Eugene V. Debs [Socialist]

Charles T. Schenck [Socialist]




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