Describe the events that brought the U.S. into World War I. Explain the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles. What mistakes were made?
There were many reasons that the U.S. was brought into World War I. With the assassination sparking the start of World War I, the U.S. didn’t enter the war right away. In fact, the U.S. waited about 3 years to enter the war. They wanted to stay neutral and thought that the war was none of their concern. Shortly after the start of the war, Woodrow Wilson declared a policy of neutrality. They wouldn’t be involved on any side in the war, but would offer loans, trades, and sell weapons to both sides. The U.S. stayed neutral up until 1917. They entered the war ...view middle of the document...
still wasn’t happy. On April 2, 1917, the U.S. entered the war. The conditions of the Treaty of Versailles were very strict on Germany. First, Germany was forced to take all the blame for World War I and also pay the fines of the war. This was millions of dollars that Germany had to pay. Second, Germany had to reduce the size of their army. Third, Germany’s colonies were to be divided among the Allies. The treaty had many mistakes. The main mistake was it restricted Germany so much. It made Germany mad and they didn’t like the treaty one bit.
How did new technology in World War I influence warfare? Do you think this was (and continues to be) a positive or negative influence. Explain your answer with specific examples and details.
New technology that appeared in World War I influenced war in many ways. There were many new advances in technology in World War I. Major advances were things like aircraft, aircraft carriers, tanks, and new weapons like the flamethrower. There were also small inventions and advances like tracer bullets and mobile x-ray machines. It influenced the war because it gave new ways to attack enemies and gave the thought of having more power. With all of the advances in weapons, it influenced to attack and try to overcome one’s enemy. It also gave leaders the thought that they had even more power with the new advances. I think that it was both a positive and negative influence. I am more on the positive side because it helped to defeat enemies faster and may have ended the war quicker. I am also against it because it influenced more war, not less. In today’s world, I think that again it’s both positive and negative. I am more on the negative side for today’s world because with the new inventions and advances, countries start getting more and more power and sometimes use that power to start a war. On the other hand, it is also a positive thing that technology is advancing in warfare. It stops things like terrorist and mass murderers to keep people safe.
How did a need for power and control help influence and start World War I? Consider the causes of World War I and the countries involved. Where does the U.S. fit into this question? Explain your answer with specific examples and details.
The need for power and control was a major influence in World War I. Beginning from the start of the war, Archduke Franz Ferdinand went to Sarajevo to observe the armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was annexed by Austria-Hungary. The power and control of this angered nationalists which led to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, also being the spark of World War I. There were also many other causes of World War I that was an influence to start the war. There were events that happened like the Italo-Turkish War, Balkan Wars, and the July Ultimatum. The U.S. fits into this question because of the reasons they entered the war. It wasn’t because the U.S. wanted power and control, it was Germany that did. When Germany...