8th Grade Social Studies-Mrs. Spadafora

March Virtue:


World War I (1914–1919)

William II, Germany's last Emperor
Courtesy the Library of Congress

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Chapter Outline

Section 1: The Road to War
Section 2: Supporting the War Effort
Section 3: Americans at War
Section 4: Shaping the Peace


Imperialism, nationalism, and a complex alliance system helped spark World War I in Europe in 1914. The war pitted the Allied powers, led by France and Britain, against the Central Powers, led by Germany. Although the United States aided the Allies, it tried to remain neutral. But several incidents pushed the United States to declare war on the Central powers in 1917. The U.S. government took strong steps to boost the military, industry, and the home front for the war effort. The arrival of fresh American troops helped the Allies secure a victory in 1918. At the peace conference U.S. President Wilson urged "peace without victory,"' but the Allies were determined to punish the Central powers, especially Germany.







Immigration in America 
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s: Immigration Restriction 

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