Why America Joined WWI America was influenced to declare war on Germany in 1917 because they thought they could gain economic benefits. This event happened after the Progressive Era when the S enate decided to declare war on Germany in 1917, because of the destruction of the Lusitania. At the time America was an economic powerhouse and this war would allow them to have world dominance if properly executed. The German Naval Policy which was lacking is what influenced America to join the war, due to the U-Boat that destroyed the Lusitania. America had trade routes across the Atlantic ocean which made the economy massive, However the problem was European countries cut those trade routes off with Naval Blockades.
The British impressed thousands of American sailors into the Royal Army, punishing Americans despite America’s state of sovereignty during Britain’s war with France. This blatant disrespect of America’s neutrality was a big factor in America’s decision to declare war against Britain. Furthermore, the British still kept the Orders in Council even after America passed several embargo policies hoping for change. The policies were ignored by the British and Americans were only harmed by Jefferson and Madison’s attempts for peace. Ultimately, the War of 1812 was due to Britain’s inability to respect America as a nation separate from the French and British
Isolationism weakened the League of Nations by refusing to sign the League of Covenant and the Treaty of Versailles. Due to the feud between Wilson and Lodge, isolationism will start to grow. Isolationism and the fear of communism will influence the U.S. after World War 1. Americans have moved on and were getting tired of Progressivism and war. They feared unrest labor such as communist, labor unions, and immigrants.
Politically, it demanded adult suffrage, the nationalization of all means of transport and ‘The land of Ireland for the people of Ireland’. However, the union’s internal structures and procedures were left unspecified. Stung by the treatment he received in the NUDL, a jealous and impatient Larkin, writes O’Connor, intended that ‘the administration of the union would amount to one man rule’. In 1911, industrial unrest engulfed Britain. Influenced by the French concept of syndicalism, which posited that workers should eschew activism in political parties and ‘look instead to trade unions and industrial conflict as the primary instruments of class struggle and ultimately effect the revolution through a general strike’, dock workers and railwaymen went on strike.
These changes will soon be repeated in countries like the German Coast Uprising of 1811 in the United States. Naturally, the bloodiness of the Haitian Revolution aroused fear among many. For example, Thomas Jefferson in Document 9 wanted to end contact and abolish trade in order to ensure peace and stop violence between different groups of people. Jefferson knew that contact with Haiti would cause slavery to be a debated question for the United States. With Haiti being another republic, the new country no longer imported slaves from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, which ultimately shaped the economy particularly in the Western
When the Revolutionary War occurred, that was when America started to try and break away from Britain. With that happening, more action started to escalate - war after war along with acts being put into place, such as the Boston Massacre, Shot heard around the world, Stamp Act and Townshend Acts. The American colonists were justified in waging and breaking away from the British because it was war after war that the colonists weren’t recovering from past wars because so many of their soldiers were dying or wounded. For example, after the Boston Massacre the colonists wanted nothing to do with the British. In document 3 it shows the Boston Massacre, and how everyone is either firing their guns, or lying dead/wounded on the ground.
Article 232 and 233 states that Germany had to pay for all the damage they caused in WWI and the amount was finalized by the other countries. Germany did not want to pay any of the reparations because they did not agree that they should take full responsibility for the war. Angry Germans helped Hitler into power more than before because he stopped all the payments. These articles made the German people angry and yet again look to Hitler for leadership, by looking to him, he made the decision to stop all the payment being made. By ending payments, Germany made what the Treaty of Versailles says was broken and therefore starts to get the countries who are supposed to get money from Germany angry, so now the Treaty of Versailles made Germany angry.
Once in America, the British fought many wars, including the French and Indian War in 1754, which left Britain in great debt. It was only fair to tax the colonies because the war was fought on American soil. It was only for the American freedom and to exile the French, but the Colonists took this the wrong way and declared the separation between them and the British Parliament. The Colonists should have never wanted independence from Great Britain, because in reality, Britain was providing freedom. “All they asked for was loyalty and money for debt due to the war’ (Gregg 1).
Communism in the Cold War "The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want, they spread and grow in the evil soil of the poverty and strife. They reach their full growth when the hope of a people for a better life has died. We must keep that hope alive." as said by Harry S. Truman on march 12, 1947 in The Truman Doctrine. While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different.The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817).
Before the Russian Revolution, Russia had many failures during the war that prevented them from reaching victory. Citizens started to question the tsar’s ability to solve the country’s internal problems. After the demand for the tsar to step down and the troops joined the protesters, Nicholas II abdicated the throne. The February Revolution began with the women protesting in the streets for food. During this time, the parliament consisted of upper class Russians.
In the first Red Scare of 1919-1920, the government was reacting to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the heightened nationalism of World War 1. The government feared the communist movement gaining momentum in this country after the unrest of workers strikes in several