World War I

  • 8th Grade Social Studies Study Guide

    Unit 7 – World War I

     

    Important People, Terms, and Places (know what it is and its significance)

     

    Triple Alliance

    Triple Entente

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Gavrilo Princip

    Zimmerman Note

    Espionage Act

    Sedition Act

    Nationalism

    Imperialism

    Militarism

    Alliance

    Stalemate

    Propaganda

    mobilization

    Lusitania

    The 14 Points

    Woodrow Wilson

    Trench Warfare

    Armistice

    Treaty of Versailles

    Neutrality

    League of Nations

    Self Determination

    reparations

    Liberty Bonds

     

     

     

    You should be able to write an essay discussing the following:

     

    1. The long and short term causes of World War I

     

    2.  How was the US brought into WWI? Describe at least two events that affected the American decision for war.

     

    3.  Name three goals Wilson had for the peace. Did he achieve them? Why or why not?

     

    4.  How did American participation in WWI change the U.S. at home?

     

    5.   How was propaganda used in encouraging support for the war.

     

    6.  How did America change as a result of WWI?

     

    Important Dates to Remember

     

    1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated

    World War I begins

    1915 – Lusitania sunk

    1917 – The Zimmerman Note intercepted

                Russian Revolution

                U.S. Declares war on Germany

    1918 - Armistice ends WWI

    1919 – U.S. Senate Rejects Treaty of Versailles