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PPT04 Review – World War I

What was (were) the basic cause(s) of the first World War?

What was the position of most Americans prior to American involvement in the World War I?

Why was the British blockade of Germany illegal?

What did Churchill say was the purpose of the British blockade?

What type blockade was considered illegal?

What were the characteristics of German submarine warfare in 1915?

Describe the Anglophiles in the Wilson administration and the US Banking industry.

Which of the following is true concerning the Falaba incident?

What was the normal, the historic, position concerning citizens of neutral countries traveling in a war zone?

Why can Wilson’s reaction to the Falaba incident be described as a double standard?

Why did people continue to travel on the Lusitania?

What was the reaction of American newspapers to the sinking of the Lusitania?

What was Secretary of State Bryan’s position concerning the sinking of the Lusitania?

Describe the evolution of Wilson’s position concerning American citizens traveling on belligerent ships during 1915.

According to Secretary of State Lansing why couldn’t the US criticize the British blockade?

Describe the Sussex pledge.

  1. Germany promised it would not sink merchant ships, armed or not, without warning and without saving the lives of passengers.

What was the general feeling in the US Congress concerning Americans traveling on belligerent ships?

Americans should be able to travel when and how they chose in safety.

Which of the following were the characteristic(s) of the Gore-McLemore Resolution?

What did Germany see as options as it resumed unrestricted submarine warfare in February, 1917?

What was Wilson’s response to Germany’s resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare in early 1917?

What was the main intent of the Zimmerman Telegram?

What did Wilson indicate was his true reason for becoming involved in World War I?

Describe Wilson’s idea of peace.

What was the main point of Wilson’s “War Speech?”

Which of the following was one of the main objections presented by those who objected to US intervention in World War I?

What were the two tasks of the propaganda campaign?

Which of the following is not true of either the Espionage Act of 1917 or the Sedition Act of 1918 or both?

At what point did Americans actually begin to support the war and volunteer for military service?

The Progressive magazine The New Republic was completely behind the war effort because Americans would get used to the idea of the central government __________.

Which of the following was a major theme of Wilson’s Fourteen Points?

What – supposedly – was the “Fifteenth” Point of Wilson’s Fourteen Points?

Upon what did Germany think the armistice was based?

What was the difference in the way Wilson negotiated with European compared to the way he negotiated with his Republican opponents?

What was the key issue in the Senate as it considered the ratification of the Peace Treaty and the League of Nations?

What was Wilson view concerning the position of the president that he held in common with both Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt?

What were the results of the measures taken by the central government during World War I?

What was the post war Ratchet Effect?

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