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What are the four causes of tension that led to the start of WWI?

The four causes of WWI are inperialism, nationalism,

militarism, and the Alliance Systems.

What is the "Spark" that starts WWI?

The death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the spark of WWI

Who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand?

Gavrillo Princip assassinated Archduke Ferdinand.

Which country did Austria-Hungary declare war on to officially start WWI?

Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

Which position did the United States take at the Start of WWI?

The US was neutral for three years

What was the #1 killer in WWI?

The machine guns were the #1 killers.

Name 3 new advances in military technology that were used in WWI.

Gas masks, tanks, and airplanes.

What is Trench Warfare?

Trench warfare is a style of warfare fought from deep trenches.

What was the main effect Trench Warfare had on WWI?

Trench Warfare caused a stalemate in WWI

What new weapon finally made Trench Warfare obsolete?

Tanks made Trench Warfare obsolete.

What was Germany's most feared naval weapon?

Germany's most feared naval weapon was U-Boats.

Describe Submarine Warfare.

Submarine warfare was the use of submarines to attack and sink allied or neutral ships trying to supply the Allies.

Why is the Lusitania historically significant to WWI?

The Lusitania almost brought the US into WWI because of the death of so many americans that were on the ship.

What was the Sussex Pledge?

The Sussex Pledge was created after the sinking of the Sussex that told Germany that if they would not stop submarine warfare, then the US would join the Allies.

Describe the Zimmerman Telegram.

The Zimmerman Telegram was a message from Germany to Mexico that offered Mexico a piece of US land if they would just invade the US.

Why did Russia withdraw from WWI?

Russia withdrew because of a rebellion lead by a group of communists called the Bulsheviks.

What is the Selective Service Act? Why was it created?

The Selective Service Act required men between the ages of 21-30 to sign up for the draft

What were Liberty Bonds? How did they impact WWI?

Liberty Bonds were money donated by US citizens that benifited the war by financing it.

What were Victory Gardens? Why were they created?

Victory Gardens were gardens made by many people in order to be able to send more food to the US troops in Europe.

How was propaganda used in WWI?

Tpropaganda was used to sway public opinion.

What was John J. Pershig's role in WWI?

John J. Pershig led the AEF in Europe.

What was the American Expiditionary Force(AEF)?

The army sent by the US to Europe to assist the Allied Powers in Europe. Led by John J Pershig.

What was the name of President Wilson's plan for peace after WWI?

His plan was called the 14 Points Peace Plan.

What were the 4 key points of the 14 Points Plan?

The League of Nations, the freeing of all French territory, the creation of an independent Poland, and the restoration of Belgium.

What time and date did the WWI Armistice go into effect?

The Armistice went into effect on November 11, 1918 at 11am

What is the name of the holiday that was created following the end of WWI and what is the name of the holiday today?

Armistice Day was created and later renamed Veterans day.

What is the name of the treaty that officially ended WWI?

The Treaty of Versailles ended the war.

What was the League of Nations?

A "world police" that was supposed to make sure no wars happened and another World War would not start.

Why was Germany upset following the signing of the Treaty of Versailles?

The Treaty of Versailles punishes Germany majorly.

What years did WWI take place?