Neutrality Gives Way to War

// Kiana Smith & Sienna Cao //

Wilson Urges Neutrality

  1. Why did Wilson encourage neutrality?
  2. Americans sided with different countries
  3. Isolationists, interventionists, internationalists

Neutrality Gives Way to War

  1. Wilson wanted peace
  2. America didn't join until 1917
  3. Britain finds a way around International Law
  4. February 1915: Germany sunk ships
  5. May 7, 1915: Germans sunk Lusitania
  6. Sussex pledge
  7. 1916: Congress passes legislation to prepare for war // Wilson runs again
  8. January 1917: Germany sent Zimmerman note // caused Germany to announce submarine warfare on Britain
  9. April 2, 1917: Wilson asked congress to declare war on Germany

America Mobilizes for War

  1. Selective Service Act
  2. July 1917: The Great National Lottery
  3. Government regulated activity on US soil
  4. The WIB regulated all industries engaged in the war
  5. Hoover encouraged American's to conserve food
  6. The CPI (Committee on Public Information)