What Were The Causes Of World War I Essay

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World War I was fought between the years of 1914 to 1918 between the allies of Britain, France, Russia, and Italy, and the Central Powers, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire. There were many causes of the World War I, nationalism, imperialism, militarism, creation of alliances, assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand (died on June 28TH 1914), and etc. I believe one of the main causes of World War I was the horrible assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, which I believe set off a chain reaction of events that occurred after that matter and one main event sparking the epidemic becoming of world war I. On June 28th 1914 a Serbian had gunned down Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife (Sophie). Many events that …show more content…
During that time jazz music, dance styles, and fashion became very popular in the united states and in Europe. During that time, it was also called the roaring 20’s, it was a time of social changes around the country. The period was a merger of old and new American coming together although it still struggled with race, immigration, politics, alcohol, and etc. The culture had a virtuous mixture of gangsters, flappers, dancers, bootleggers, and “pole-sitters”. Throughout the 1920’s civilization struggled with, prohibition, race, the great migration, the Ku Klux Klan, immigration being restricted, and much more. One major issue was race, during 1917 and 1923 was were the most horrific racial violence in American had taken place, according to, The Jazz Age: The American 1920’s, “In Tulsa, 40 city blocks were leveled, and 23 African American churches and a thousand homes and businesses were destroyed. In 1921, Tulsa--about 12 percent black-- had the Southwest 's most prosperous African American business community. Booker T. Washington had called this area "the black Wall Street.". The African American death toll was up high because of the violence, at one time it was reported that 26 blacks and 10 whites had died, and 317 were seriously injured. An incident occurred at a black settlement of Rosewood, during that time a report recorded 7 deaths and another 21 later on, one resident however was hanged. This incident had happened because a white mob was searching for an alleged rapist which had burned down 150 or more resident’s town, but a house with a white resident was not burned at all. According to, The Jazz Age: The American 1920’s, lacking hard evidence, historians have had to rely on oral history. One man, who was 11 years old at the time of the attack, recalled his father 's reports of the violence. He described a black man who was forced to dig his own grave, then

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