SHOULD THE US GET INVOLVED IN THE GREAT WAR? Learning Experience for February 20/21

REVIEW THE START OF WWI

After the class intro, hopefully you have a decent (yet basic) 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 …

  • 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 

 AND NOW … SHOULD THE US GET INVOLVED IN THE GREAT WAR?

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!

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