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Title: What events led to World War I? How did these events affect America?


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What events led to World War I? How did these
events affect America?
2
What do you know about WWI?
Complete the K part of your KWL chart and list
everything you know about World War I.
3
Create a flip book with 3 flips to display each
of the upcoming vocabulary words. 1. On the
outside write each word and draw a picture of the
word.2. On the inside bottom flap write the
definition.3. On the top flap create a sentence
with your new vocabulary word.
4
Imperialismthe creation of an empire by
conquering or gaining control of other countries
or lands
5
Nationalisman extreme loyalty to ones own
country or culture based on a belief in its
superiority
6
Militarismthe belief in a strong military and
in gaining power by war
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A Little Background
  • Countries wanted independence
  • Imperialistic countries wanted to control weaker
    countries
  • Nationalism caused rivalries between nations in
    Europe.
  • Nations competed to build the strongest army

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Alliancean agreement between countries to
defend each other incase of an attack
9
Alliances formed between countries
Triple Alliance
Triple Entente
France Great Britain Russia
Germany Austria-Hungary Italy
Allied Powers
Central Powers
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Who was Francis Ferdinand?
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  • Heir to the Austria-Hungary throne.
  • Went to Bosnia, the capital of Sarajevo, and was
    assassinated.

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WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Many Serbians thought Bosnia should be a part of
Serbia not Austria-Hungary!!! The Austrian
government blamed Serbia. WAR WAS DECLARED!!!!!!
BIG NEWS!!!!
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This would be the first global war. 23 countries
fought for the Allied Powers, only 4 fought for
the Central Powers.
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How did everyone get involved?
Declared WAR!
Serbia
Austria-Hungary
Protect
July 28, 1914
Russia
Protect
Protect
France
USA April 6, 1917
Protect
Germany
Great Britain
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