World History Dbq

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There are key arguments both in favor of and against the entry of the United States into World War I in 1917, being considered a turning point in world history, arguments having to do with social roles and international roles. With regard to social roles, women’s role represented a break because of their increased involvement in the economy during the time of the war. It was not so different compared with after the war, though, because women were forced back into their original roles. With regard to imperial power, the United States gained international power after the war; there was the recognition of their power by other societies. It was not so different considering international interactions, though, as they were isolated before and after. …show more content…
Like the social change due to the World War, there were revolutions for the equality of social classes such as the difference between a peasant and an aristocrat. Additionally, like World War impact, it caused changes to occur, thanks to uprisings and protests. We will also see this in the twentieth century Western civilizations for equal rights, and feminist movements. (SYN 1)

One can also argue for a turning point just as powerful in world history as that of the World War, could be World War II, which came decades after the first war. The international power that the United States gained let them become an international superpower along with Russia(USSR). The two superpowers were known to be powerful and influential which caused their fight during the Cold War, also dragging in many societies into their rivalry. (SYN 2)

Several arguments can be made for and against the impact of the entry of the United States into World War I in 1917 as a turning point in history, but in regard to social roles and international roles it earns its role in signaling a new era. The entry of the United States into World War I in 1917 had impacts on women and the different viewpoint of the United States.It was the first step to promoting the thought of equality for