REVIEW THE START OF WWI
After the class intro, hopefully you have a decent idea about the origins of the Great War – The War to End All Wars – WORLD WAR I. Please review the material below to get a better understanding about the long term causes of the war in Europe – and maybe think of some questions! Want some more info? Check out …
- The videos for the four MAIN causes of the war in Europe – Militarism / Alliances / Imperialism / Nationalism
- A great animated map that gives an overview of the short term cause of the war – the assassination!
- An AWESOME three part video on the assassination of the Archduke from the BBC – Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
- A map that provides a simple timeline of the path to war in Europe
AND NOW … SHOULD THE US GET INVOLVED?
We now know that war broke out in Europe in 1914, with the entire continent being affected by the “war to end all wars.” The United States did not get involved militarily until 1917, however. Did they need to join in the fray “over there”? In our next class, we will discuss American involvement in the war. To prepare, you should also complete “Should America Enter the Great War”?” using the handout from class and the Advice for Mr. Wilson website. Make sure you follow the directions carefully – you should come to class with advice for the President!