Week 6 - The Great War

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Assignment Review Understand that these primary sources aren’t objective facts. It’s not like reading a textbook. You need to understand what the author is communicating. Some of the issues for answer #1: Natural resources put to good use, not wasted; Limited government leads to more success; Capitalist system can take care of things just fine. Some of the issues for answer #2: Government as feudal landlord; government can’t run the post office; government shouldn’t be in control of resources.

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Week 6: The Great War

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Textbook Review Focus on: An Idealist’s Diplomacy – Advancing democracy Origins of WWI Lasting character of WWI Significance of the Lusitania incident Most clear-cut victory for progressives during Wilson’s presidency (994) Zimmerman telegram Obvious effect of America’s entry into the war Great Migration Espionage and Sedition Acts Aftermath of the war for the U.S. (1008) Why resistance to League of Nations? Legacy of Red Scare

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The Great War Progressive Era idealism crushed by the events of the 1910s. Understand how the war connects and contrasts with Progressivism. The Red Scare - strong anti-communist sentiment in the early 1920s, reducing immigration and the power of unions. Lack of objectives by either the Allies or the Central Powers.

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Influenza Watch the video on the influenza epidemic of 1918. http :// video.pbs.org/video/1378322117 Click the video link available in the week 6 folder. Begin watching at chapter 4 (the 30:00 mark)

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Housekeeping Response assignment reading is “The Profits of War.” Quizzes will be open Thursdays-Sundays A study guide and exam prep lecture will be available by Thursday. Midterm exam will be available Thursday – Saturday next week.

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