Big Ideas:

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

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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

Homework
:
11.1
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.

11.2
American Power Tips the Balance: #1-3
American forces, though poorly equipped at the outset, tip the balance decisively in favor of the Allies.

11.3
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.


11.4
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.
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