Presenting World War 1 Laila Chakrowf

The United States entry into World War 1

The United States entered World War One World War I because of all the maritime warfare after the sinking of the Lusitania. So they decided enough was enough and declared war. As World War I erupts in Europe, President Woodrow Wilson formally proclaims the neutrality of the United States, a position that a vast majority of Americans favored, on August 4, 1914.

On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined its allies--Britain, France, and Russia--to fight in World War I. Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, more than 2 million U.S. soldiers fought on battlefields in France. Many Americans were not in favor of the U.S. entering the war and wanted to remain neutral.

Home front and start of the war: Mobilization

The US enhanced their army draft. At the time of the war, the army was relativly small and had some work to do before entering the war in Europe. American troops were trained to fight.

Battles and Victories

The most famous American battles of WW1 were the Battle of Cantigny fought on May 28, 1918, Chateau-Thierry fought on June 3, 1918, the Battle of Belleau Wood fought between June 6, 1918 - June 26, 1918, the Battle of St. Mihiel that was fought on September 12, 1918.

The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for world peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I. The Treaty of Versailles (French: Traité de Versailles) was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.

Post war America. The wars impact.

The impact of the Great War on the United States saw political, economic and social changes. The United States emerged from the war as a world military and industrial leader. After there was racial unrest, anti immigration, and "red scare". A "Red Scare" is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism.


Created with images by PhillipC - "SE5As, Masterton, New Zealand, 25 April 2009" • Ian Sane - "Remember" • nwpuzzlr - "1959 Big Snow Quad" • thefajita - "Military" • smithieslisa - "american civil war re-enactment history" • Jon Ingram - "Gresham Encyclopedia - Europe after WW1"

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