World War 1

the biginning to the end of WW1

Why it started

  • Nationalism, the love of country and the desire to have that country free from the control of others.
  • Alliances forming to get new land.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a man from Serbia.

why the u.s. entered the war

  • The U.S. government was angry that Germany tried to convince Mexico to go to war against the U.S.
  • The U.S. government was angry that German submarines attacked U.S. ships.
  • Germany sank the British passenger ship Lusitania and killed more than 100 Americans.

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new technolgies and weapons used in the war

  • Poison gas and gas masks.
  • Airplanes were turned into a weapon to drop bombs and fire machine guns, new technology.
  • Tanks were another new weapon that crushed barbed wire and shot its machine guns at the enemy without getting hurt by the enemy.
  • Submarines or U-boats were used to shoot torpedoes at enemy ships.
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how it ended

  • The battle of Meuse Argonne was a huge battle won by the Allied powers wich led to the final defeat of the Central powers.
  • On November 11, 1918 the Central powers surrendered.