WWI BY john Daggett & tate H. Isaccs

How It Started

World War I was the result of many factors, including a alliance linking the larger powers in Europe and the growing power of nationalism in some regions of the world.The assassination of Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, ignited a summer of conflict in Europe and Africa the combat that would involve the United States and last more than four years.

Events That Led Up to WWI

  • Russo-Japanese War
  • Moroccan Crises
  • Italo-Turkish War
  • Balkan Wars
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Social effect

Arkansas was effected socially because over 71,000 people left to fight in the war. Many women went to join the red cross and supplied bandages for the men who fought in the war. Large numbers of women were recruited into jobs vacated by men who had gone to fight in the war. The high demand for weapons resulted in the munitions factories becoming the largest single employer of women during 1918. Also, relations between races got tense. A person could not associate with another person from an enemy country of the U.S. without raising suspicion.

Economic Effect

Arkansas was affected economically due to the loss of working men, but also by demand for cotton overseas. There was a negative effect when over 71, 000 working men left to fight in the war, and over 2.5 thousand didn't make it back. On the positive side of things, Arkansas benefited from the demand for cotton for uniforms, and badges for European armies.

Political Effect

Politically, camps and training facilities were started in Arkansas to train troops for the war. Camp Pike was probably the most notorious camp. Land was purchased so that more soldiers could be trained. This also helped deplete the male population in Arkansas.

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