Chapter 19 Section 3

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IN WHAT WAYS WAS THE UNITED STATES
UNPREPARED TO HELP THE ALLIES IN 1917?
The U.S. Army was
very small
The Marines were
busy patrolling
Central American
nations and
Pacific
possessions
IN WHAT WAYS DID THE U.S. OFFER IMMEDIATE
HELP?
Wilson sent the
Allies an initial
force of 14,500
men led by
General John J.
Pershing
WHY WAS THIS POSTER SO EFFECTIVE?
It inspired
patriotism while
also bringing the
war to a personal
level
SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT
Passed in 1917
Authorized a draft
of young men for
military service
AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (AEF)
American armed
forces
WHY WAS TRAINING IMPORTANT TO THE WAR
EFFORT?
Most soldiers were
new to the armed
forces and
needed to learn
how to
CONVOY
Consisted of a
group of
unarmed ships
surrounded by a
ring of
destroyers,
torpedo boats,
and other armed
naval vessels
WHY WERE CONVOYS IMPORTANT TO AMERICAN
WAR EFFORTS?
They enabled new
recruits to
HOW DID TANKS OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES OF BARBED WIRE,
SANDBAGS, AND ENEMY GUNS?
Tanks were able to
roll
HOW DID AMERICAN SOLDIERS CONTRIBUTE TO THE
ALLIED COUNTERATTACK?
American soldiers
drove Germans
out of heavily
defended
positions in
September of
1918
ZEPPELIN
German floating air
ship…or blimp
ARMISTICE
A Cease fire
Germany agreed to
a cease fire on
WHY DID GERMANY AGREE TO AN ARMISTICE IN
NOVEMBER OF 1918?
The Central Powers
were collapsing
German soldiers
realized that
defeat was
inevitable
HOW DID AMERICA’S LOSSES IN THE WAR COMPARE TO
GERMANY, FRANCE AND BRITAIN?
The U.S. only lost
about 50,000
soldiers to battle
and a bunch
more to disease
HOW DO YOU THINK THESE LOSSES AFFECT THE WAY
THAT PEOPLE IN THESE COUNTRIES REMEMBER WWI?
Millions are
wounded
An entire
generation of
people are
missing fathers,
brothers and
sons
HOW DID NEW WEAPONS CHANGE THE WAY THAT
SOLDIERS FOUGHT DURING THE WAR?
Tanks allowed the
Allies to break
though German
lines
GENOCIDE
The organized
killing of an
entire race of
people

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