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World War 1, the Treaty of Versailles, and the Great Depression

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    Countries start to form alliances

    Countries started to form allies with other countries even before 1914.
  • Military Strength

    Military Strength
    In 1914, the countries knew a war was coming so they all prepared.One that prepared the most was Germany. By 1914, they had the largiest and more deadilest stockpile of weapons. And they also built up their armies and Navy ships. This was the same with all the other countries.
  • Militarism

    Militarism
    Militarism was one of the main causes of World War 1. Militarism is when a country believes they should have a strong central military system, and be able to fight in a war whenever needed.
  • Alliances

    Alliances
    Alliances played a big role in World War 1. Better known as ''allies'', they were countries who would join together and fight as one. They started a group called the League of Nations, and who ever joined was a part of it, and they would work together.
  • Nationalism

    Nationalism
    Nationalism is pride and devotion to one's country. When one beliefs and supports one's country, they we devoted and responisble for protecting and serving there country.
  • Imperalism

    Imperalism
    Imperalism was another cause of World War 1. Imperalism is when one country tries to take over and control smaller and weaker countries to spread there power and make them bigger and better.
  • The deadiness of the war

    The deadiness of the war
    Because of the tension between the countries and how the sight of war was in the horizon, each country used militarism to make their armies bigger and stronger. The weapons of this time had gotten bigger and better, which meant it would change the nature of warfare. This would be more casualties, more destruction, and a lot more money spent.
  • The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    The direct cause of World War 1 was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. They were shot and killed by Gavrilo Princip.
  • Germany gives Austria-Hungary a blank check

    Germany gives Austria-Hungary a blank check
    Right after Serbia had assassinated Archduke Franz Ferinand, Germany gave Serbia a ''blank check'' for support for whatever Austria-Hungary wanted to do to Serbia as punishment.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war

    Austria-Hungary declares war
    Soon after the assassination of Archduke Franis Ferdinand, and everyone was prepared for war, Germany told Austria-Hungary that it wouls stand by and help the Allie is a war started. With Austria-Hungary excepting this, they told Serbia if they ask for Serbia to cooperate with the investigation of the assassination. When they did not agree, Austria-Hungary delcared war.
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    World War 1

    World War 1 started on July 28, 1914, and ended on November 11, 1918.
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    Allies join with other Allies

    Other the span of four years, the Allies joined forces with other Allies and declared war on each other. There was a lot of this during the time of World War 1.
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    The United States stays out of World War 1

    The United States wanted no part in World War 1. They saw it as just a European quarrel. President Woodrow WIlson tries to stay out of the war.
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    Ameirca thinks about joining the war

    During the time of the war, AMerica had stayed out of if for most of the time. But because of the many different type of people in the United Stated they felt they should help their home country. There were three different kinds of groups of people who had their ideas of what America should do. Some wanted to stay out of it, the others wanted to join, and the other group were in the middle.
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    Neutrality gives way to war

    Presidnet Woodrow Wilson just wanted peace not only for his country, but all around the as well. he tried to spread peace around the world, and keep peace in the United States. This did not last long though.
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    Woodrow Wilson prepares America for War

    President Woodrow Wilson knew that the United States would not stay out of the war for much longer. He decided to prepare America for it, and this caused the the National Defence Act to expand the size of the Army, and to build more war ships.
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    No Man's Land- the effect it had on the War later in time

    In between the trenches, it was called No Man's Land. This was where artilleries would blast the area until there was nothing left. This included trees, buildings, and even homes. This turned out to be a problem later when Germany had to pay for all of the damage.
  • Germany sinks the Lusitanic

    Germany sinks the Lusitanic
    The Lusitanic was a liner boat that was used to bring contraband items over to Britian without Germany knowing. Germany knew though, and on May 7, 1915 they fired a torpedo from one of the their submarine. No one on the ship had a chance, it sunk within 18 minutes and killed 1119 people.
  • Germany causes the US to join the war

    Germany causes the US to join the war
    Germany tried to keep the United States out of the war by promising not to sink anymore passenger ships. They failed to keep this promise though when they sinked the unarmed French passenger ship the Sussex. This did not go well with America, so they made the Sussex Pledge for Germany. But this would not stop Germany.
  • Life in the Trenches

    Life in the Trenches
    The soliders suffered the msot during World War 1. They lived in constant fear for their lives, and feared every second would be their last. They suffered from lice, diseases, and trench foot for standing for so long. Inside the trenches were unlivable, but they stayed their 24 hours a day. They fault not only for their country, but for their lives as well.
  • Deadly technology leads to Stalemate

    Deadly technology leads to Stalemate
    With the new weapons that came with World War 1, it was almost impossible to defeat the Western Front. Their trenches were filled with machine guns, rifles, and artillery. This lead to the attacking force to suffer terribly. Not even poison gas could affect the trenches. With ineffective and effective defensives, it lead to Stalemate.
  • Constructing a War Economy

    Constructing a War Economy
    Once America joined the war, President Woodrow Wilson tried to prepare America for war. He wanted to prepare the Economy for the war.
  • America questions why they joined the war

    America questions why they joined the war
    Some Americans questioned the purpose for the war, and why we joined it. It was the job of the CPI (Committee on Public Information) to educate the people of the causes and natures of the war.
  • The war changes American society

    The war changes American society
    World War 1 changed the lives of Americans in good and bad ways. It gave people new jobs and opportunities. But it also caused many problems between the government and the people.
  • Woodrow Promotes peace

    Woodrow Promotes peace
    President Woodrow Wilson was not able who won and why, but just about spreading peace.
  • Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany

    Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany
    After the Zimmerman note, and the problems with Germany, Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to delcare war on Germany.
  • The United States joined World War 1

    The United States joined World War 1
    In 1917, the United States declared war against Germany. They joined their allies which were Great Britian, France, Russia, Italy, and Japan.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    When the United States entered the war, their army was very small compared to the other countries armies. President Woodrow Wilson encouraged young men to enter into the war. This was what the Selective Service Act was for.
  • The amount of people that entered the war

    The amount of people that entered the war
    On June 5, 1917, the day that the Selective Service act was enactment, more than 9.6 millions registered for the draft.
  • The Fourteen Points

    The Fourteen Points
    President Woodrow Wilson creates the Fourteen Points to outlining Americas war aims.
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    Flu Epidemic spread around the world

    The movement from war to peace was difficult. Right after the war, a unusually deadly form of influenza spread around the world.
  • Number of casualites in World War 1

    Number of casualites in World War 1
    One of the main effects of World War 1 was the number of casualties due to the war. The number of soliders who lost there lives was nine million, and 21 million were wounded.
  • The war comes to an end

    The war comes to an end
    When the troops of America, France, Britian, and Italy and joined it gave the Allies a advantage. The the fall of 1918, the German armies were collapsing. They had realized that they had had enough. They faced no choice but to surrender, and on November 11, 1918 they surrendered.
  • Peace Conference

    Peace Conference
    In early January of 1919 the allies held a peace conference in Versailles. Woodrow Wilson stated his Fourteen Points, and wanted to have peace within Germany, but the other allies wanted Germany to pay for starting the war and all the damage they did.
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    American Economy grows

    The decade after World War 1, America's Economy grows. Workers found ways to make more products in a less amount of time. It changed the lives of millions in America.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty signed following the end of World War 1. It was specifically made to effect Germany. If Germany did not agree to sign, then allies would attack. In this treaty, Germany had to follow multiple sets that were apart of the treaty.
  • Germany and the Treaty of Versailles

    Germany and the Treaty of Versailles
    When the Treaty of Versailles was signed, Germany was greatly affected. They had to own up to the war and to take responsibly for beginning it. They had to also pay for all the damages that were caused during it, and give back land they had seized during the war. They also had to limit the amount of soliders they had to get rid of their air force, and only have certain Navy vessels. This left Germany in a weakened position, and they had to start over and build their country back up again.
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    People migrate to cities

    Everyone wanted to live in the big cities in America, they saw it as a new start and more opportunities.
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    The Suburbs grow more than the cities

    Due to the improvemet of automotives, cities expand outward. Many people like workers move into suburbs. It was a slow and steady growth at first, but suburbs became very popular.
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    The bad side of America's economy

    America's wealth was not handled right. Industrial wages rose at a much slower rate than corporate salaries. Farmers also suffered, their incomes declined during the decade. Many people who did not move to the cities and still lived in the country did not take part of the consumer benefits that the economy had to offer. This formed a poor part of American people.
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    Everyone in America is effected a different way

    During this decade, every group of Americans were effected a different way. Farmers struggled to keep their land and make money, and labor unions demanded higher wages and better working conditions. African Americans still faced discrimination due to Jim Crow Laws. Mexican Americans confronted low wages and efforts to make them go back to Mexico.
  • Nineteeth Amendment is ratified

    Nineteeth Amendment is ratified
    After 70 years of women bot being able to do anything that a man could to, congress signed the Nineteeth Amendment that states that women could vote.
  • Warren G. Harding is elected President

    Warren G. Harding is elected President
    Warren G. Harding was elected President on a pledge of a ''return of normalcy'' for America.
  • Congress tries to reduce their spending

    Congress tries to reduce their spending
    To try to turn around the spending in America, Congress reduced their spending to $18 billion to $3 billion.
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    The causes of the Great Depression

    The Great Depression was caused by many things, but it also caused many things itself. Mainly the Great Depression caused an uneven distribution of wealth, demand for American crops fell. It made banks collapse, and people tried to receive their money.
  • The Stock Market crashes due to the Great Depression

    The Stock Market crashes due to the Great Depression
    The Great Depression maining started started after the Stock Market crashed in October of 1929. This sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression followed the roaring twenties, and was the longest most wost econmic crisis in history.
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    The Weimar Republic is effected by the Great Depression

    Because America had loaned the Weimar Republic loans, and they needed the money because of the Stock Market crash, they gave Germany 90 days to re-pay all of the loans back to America. This effected Germany greatly, and they also were effected by the Great Depression.
  • Germany cannot rely on America now because of the Great Depression

    Germany cannot rely on America now because of the Great Depression
    Due to Germany relying on America's loans, and now that America had no money, Germany also went threw a Depression. Banks closed, people lost their jobs and were unemployed, ans they blamed the Weimar Republic.
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler saw the chance to take over and rule Germany when people were desperate for a new beginning in Germany. They had suffered greatly from World War 1, and then the Treaty of Versailles. After that Germany did well and rebuild its economy and country in the 1920's. But when the Stock Market crashed in America, It effected Germany the most over any other country. Adolf Hitler saw how people wanted a new beginning, and would listen to anyone who promised them hope.
  • American comes out of the Depression from the start of World War 2

    American comes out of the Depression from the start of World War 2
    When World 2 began, America slowly cam out of the Depression due to workers needed to make what was needed for the war.
  • How the Great Depression was a result of World War 2

    How the Great Depression was a result of World War 2
    During the time of the Great Depression, the people of Germany suffered. They were loooking for a new beginning and were desperate for anyone who promised that to them. Adolf Hitler saw this as a chance to take over Germany. He told the people of Germany that he would change everything, and they believed him.
  • How the Treaty of Versailles impacted the beginning of World War 2

    How the Treaty of Versailles impacted the beginning of World War 2
    Due to the harshness of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany, it it one of the main causes of World War 2. During the time after Germany signed the treaty, they had suffered greatly and lost so much. During this time, Adolf Hitler was rising to power and took this chance to promise growth and wellness to Germany. Germany being weak and vunteable, believed Hitler, but this trust in him started something else, World War 2.
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    World War 2

    World War 2, or known as the second World War, was caused by the Treaty of Versailles and the Great Depression