Armenian Genocide Research Paper

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The Armenian genocide, also known as the genocide of 1915, happened during World War One. It is labeled as the Armenian genocide because approximately 1.5 million Armenians were killed, even though other minorities like the Greeks and other Christians were also massacred. The genocide of Armenians began before 1915. From 1894-1896, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were wiped out and forcefully removed from their domiciles. When the Europeans powers threatened to take action the massacres stopped. Many countries like Turkey, Israel, and the United States still do not recognize this travesty as an event in history.[footnoteRef:1] The attempt to restore the Ottoman Empire to its original greatness was not working and the Armenian genocide…show more content…
The Allied powers had warned the Ottoman Empire about the consequences of genocide and how each country would intervene, it was mostly a bluff. No country took action until Henry Morgenthau?s constant efforts finally brought attention to the events. He put a committee into place to send aid and soldiers to help. This committee was called Near East River Relief and saved tens of thousands of lives in the process.[footnoteRef:27] The committee opened many refugee camps and shelters. American marines and soldiers would take over orphanages. Since living in the Ottoman Empire was not safe, they sent the orphans overseas: either to Ellis Island or Greece. Because of the United States involvement and efforts in protecting the Armenians many Armenians were saved and lived to tell their tales. [27: Adalian, Rouben Paul. "Talaat, Mehmet." Talaat, Mehmet.]

Many historians often describe the United States involvement during this time period as ?too little too late.? [footnoteRef:28] The United States did not do much to help other than to provide temporary shelter and provide food aid. Most of the aid Armenians received was from the American volunteers and Christian missionaries. [28: Adalian, Rouben Paul. "Talaat, Mehmet." Talaat, Mehmet.
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