Big Ideas:

> Identify the four long-term causes of WWI
(nationalism, imperialism, militarism, alliance system) And explain the circumstances that lead to the war.

Summarize US public opinion about the war in Europe and explain why the US eventually entered the war.

> Describe how the US mobilized for the war. How did government and business cooperate? Were civil liberties sacrificed?

> What social changes occurred among African Americans and women?

> Summarize Wilson's 14 points and describe international and domestic reaction to the Treaty of Versailles.

> Explain some of the consequences of WWI.
Unit 4: The First World War

WWI Vocabulary

lecture 4.1: Causes of WWI
lecture 4.3: The US at war
lecture 4.4 Wilson's 14 points

World War I Begins: #1-3
Long-term tensions erupt into a devestating war among European nations, while the United States tries to remain neutral.

American Power Tips the Balance: #1-3
American forces, though poorly equipped at the outset, tip the balance decisively in favor of the Allies.

The War at Home: #1-3
The war unleashes a series of disruptions in American society as the US government attempts to meet the demands of modern warfare.

Wilson Fights for Peace: #1-3
President Wilson's plans for peace are modified by Allied leaders in Europe and by Americans who are eager to free the country from foreign entanglements.