The First World War was the bloodiest and most destructive war of all time. At this time, many new weapons and machines were being built and millions of soldiers were headed off to fight. There were a few causes of the war, but one in particular was just enough to finally push Austria-Hungary to declare war on Serbia. On June 28, 1914, the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated during a visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia. They were shot by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian terrorist. Austria-Hungary and Serbia had problems before, but this was the last straw. The Austrian-Hungarian government made many demands and requested an apology from Serbia, but when Serbia refused, Austria-Hungary used that as an excuse to declare war. The declaration of war had a chain reaction that worked its way through Europe. Russia was involved through a promise that protected Serbia from Russia. Russia started gathering troops and a couple days later Germany ordered that Russia quit its mobilization. After Russia refused, France (Russia’s ally) started to get their troops ready and mobilized. Germany realized that they would be trapped between Russia attacking from the west and Russia from the east. Germany was already mobilized and declared war on Russia on August 1. With the fear that the French were ready to attack, Germany’s military leaders decided to strike first. Germany had to go through Luxemburg and Belgium to get to France, which dragged Great Britain into the chaos of war. All five of Europe’s major powers were now at war. Germany and Austria-Hungary made up one side known as the Central Powers. The other side consisted of Russia, France, and Great Britain, who became known as the Allies. The war was expected to last six weeks and be over, but instead lasted more than four years. The two sides were pretty equal in size and ability and quickly covered the battle field with a bloody mess. The number of wounded soldiers and deaths was terrifying. Soldiers were ripped apart by machine guns, hand grenades, or artillery shells, and disabled by poisonous gases. The troops turned to acts of desperation and started to slaughter prisoners of war, burn fields, and poison wells. Pretty soon, the Central Powers and the Allies started to make life miserable for everyone who supported their enemy. Americans were not too pleased with what was happening between the Central
World War I Created by Banking Interests
War cannot do anything useful that peace cannot do better. The best good that war can produce is an understanding of why the war occurred, so that it can be avoided in the future. In the case of World War I, even this small silver lining has been lost to history. Through middle and high school, the causes of World War I are usually taught to be a combination of militarism, nationalism, imperialism, and entangling…
and a new organization that would prevent such a tragedy from ever
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Day One: Causes of the Great War
Day Two: Neutrality
Day Three: U.S. declares War
Day Four: Weapons of War
Day Five: Major Battles of WWI
Day Six and Seven: All is Quiet on the Western Front
Day Eight: Picture Journals
Day Nine: Analyzing Primary Sources
Day Ten: Global Peacemaker
World War I Study Guide
World War I Test A World War I Test B
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America and the Great War
John F Bailey
World War I (WWI) was a worldwide war concentrated in Europe that initiated on July 28, 1914 and ended roughly after four years on November 11, 1918. It is called the World War since it involved all the world's great powers which gathered in two opposing coalitions: the Allies were Britain, France and Russia, the second collation was the Central Powers that were an Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy…
AP US History B (6)
3 February 2015
APUSH UNIT 10 STUDYGUIDE
1. “Rule of Reason” Anti-Trust laws
In 1911, the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of the mighty Standard Oil Company, which occurred since it went against the Sherman Anti-Trust act. Court also handed its famous “rule of reason “doctrine where combinations that “unreasonably held trade” were illegal. This caused a huge amount of Ant-Trust laws to be passed. One, which in 1911 took the US Steel Corporation…
minds" to be in his administration.
1. Charles Evans Hughes
became secretary of state. He was very able in
2. Andrew Mellon
became secretary of the treasury and managed the
budget extremely well.
3. Due to his food-saving successes in WWI,
secretary of commerce.
4. Despite the highlights above, there were also huge duds in the Harding
1. Albert B.Fall
was a schemer and anti-conservationist, yet was
appointed secretary of the interior to manage…
the age of forty-four, leaving his novel The Love of the Last Tycoon unfinished.
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the great Gatsby in 1925. the novel portrays the roaring twenties social conflict with its life style and social conflict after WWI. This research paper will discuss the consequences of the social upheaval in The Great Gatsby leading to frustration and anger and how Fitzgerald managed to criticize…
Institute of Technology in 1900 as a
secondary math and physics teacher.
obtained his Ph.D. from University of
Zurich. He later became professor at the
Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft in Berlin.
The 1905 papers:
Three seminal papers
researched and written
The first concerning
The second proposing
the special theory of
The third concerning
Naval War College
TRUE OR FALSE:
“THE ABILITY OF AMPHIBIOUS FORCE TO INFLICT GRAVE INJURY UPON THE FOE IS USUALLY IMMENSE. THE CAPABILITY OF PURELY NAVAL FORCE TO CAUSE THE ADVERSARY DAMAGE IS OFTEN VERY LIMITED.”
A paper submitted to the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College in partial satisfaction of the Department of Strategy & Policy.
The contents of this paper reflect my own personal…
powerful country it had been before the First World War. In this paper I will prove that Hitler’s actions lead to start of WWII, and I plan to prove how his direct disregard of the Treaty of Versailles pushed the world into WWII.
I will begin with a little background on Hitler and what led him to become the Fuhrer of Germany. Hitler was a member of the German army during the First World War and,…
* Rejected political inheritance of French Reolution and 19th century liberalism
* Movements were nationalistic in response to communism
German Mark- or the deutsche mark; was the official currency of Germany after WWI
Great Britain- General Strike of 1926
Arthur Griffith-leader of revolutionary Irish republic
Inflation/ hyperinflation- rise in prices that are out of control; happened in Italy which Upper-classmen were afraid of, causing Mussolini…