World War I

"The Great War"

Reason's to avoid war

  • finances
  • kills people
  • not our problem
  • could lose
  • dangerous
  • religous

Drafting Soldiers to Fight?

No, people should NOT be drafted.


  • soldiers who don't want to be there, will be bad soldiers
  • not everyone drafted will be able bodied
  • no one should be forced to do anything


Just Wars

  • American revolution
  • Texas Revolution
  • Civil War (Union)
  • World War 1
  • World War 2
  • Gulf War

Unjust Wars

  • US Army vs Native Americans
  • Spanish American War
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Afghanistan War of Terror

Everything We Know About WWI

  • Started in 1914 with assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand
  • Woodrow Wilson was President
  • US entered after Germany sunk US passenger boat
  • Germans Used Submarine Warfare
  • Trench Warfare
  • First biological weapons used - mustard and zyklon gas
  • First Machine guns
  • World war 1 has large "ripple" effects - World War 2 and Cold War
  • Germany lost ability to have a standing army, weren't allowed to take land, and took whole blame for war(really wasn't their fault), payed for whole war
  • lead to end of the ottoman empire
  • Fought in Europe
  • Leader of British was Winston Churchill
  • Diplomatic clash between France , Russia, Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary empire
  • Ended in 1918 with Treaty of Versailles
  • Entente Forces - France, Russia, Italy, Japan, UK, US
  • Central Powers - Autria-Hungary, Germany, Ottoman Empire
  • Militarism, Nationalism, Alliances, Imperialism