World War I
World War I
Causes of the WWI
Who Fought Who?
What was the SPARK that set off WWI?
• The assassination of the Archduke Francis
What was The LUSITANIA?
• Large passenger ship like the Titanic sunk by a
• Killed more than 1000 people
• 123 Americans
What was Trench warfare?
• Neither side could win so they built trenches
all the way across Europe.
• WESTERN Front - between Germany and
• EASTERN Front - between Russia and Germany
Why did Russia Quit WWI?
• Communist took over the country and took
Russia out of WWI.
Why did the United States enter WWI?
• Germany used submarines to sink U.S. Ships
on their way to Great Britain.
• Zimmerman Note- Germany tries to get
Mexico to fight the USA (will return all the
former territory like California to Mexico)
Who won the war?
• The ALLIES won the war.
• Germany lost and everyone blamed Germany
for starting the war.
What treaty ended the war?
• The armistice stopped the fighting 0n the 11th
hour of the 11th day in the 11th month.
• The Treaty of Versailles officially ended the
Wilson’s Fourteen Points
No Secret Treaties
Freedom of the Seas
League of Nations (like the United Nations)