The war to end all Wars
Jordyn Williams-----World War1
How the war started
The war started in the European area. It truly started because of nationalism.Nationalism is a love of country and desire to have one's country free from the control of others.A Serbian had Nationalism in him while Austria-Hungary was in control of them. He assassinated Austria-Hungary's Archduke Franz Ferdinand. After that Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. That made the other allies of Serbia started to fight to. That started the war to end all wars.
The USA is coming into the war
The USA got into the war because of Germany. The USA was practicing isolationism when Germany sent telegram to Mexico called the Zimmermann telegram to join the Central Powers side of the war. Germany also sent torpedos and it hit 3 owned American submarines and sunk them.The US immediately entered the war. The US had millions of american men join and fight in the was because of Uncle Sam's poster
Technology and weapons Used
The most used weapon was poison gas and machine guns. They used this so they could have greater power over the other side. Soldiers had to wear gas mask at all times so they would not breath in poisoned gas. They used airplanes and tanks for the first time. They used airplanes so they could drop bombs on the central powers side. The machine gun helped by shooting fast enough and kills faster. They used mostly large fast shooting guns that did not have to reload often.
The war to end all wars ended
The war ended by Germany signing a armistice agreement called the treaty of Verailles. They ended because of the slaughter and the destruction it caused. Germany was not invited to the signing of it so they got somebody that was not bloodthirsty for murdering people. The war might of went and ended but they were now ready to fight for world war 2.
Uncle Sam wants YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Uncle Sam was a icon during this time because he was tall and strong. Sam also was the united states nationalist during this time. At fairs you could get a picture with him. Uncle Sam in the poster above is saying"I want you for the U.S. Army"'Nearest Recruiting Station". They are telling the young men and older men to join the U.S. army so they could have more soldiers and because it was Uncle Sam it persuaded them to join the army.