America and the Great War part 3

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America and the Great War part 3

These notes cover the third part of the WWI lectures.

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Texas A&M University
Hist 106 - History Of The U S
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HIST 106 1st Edition Lecture 17 Outline of Last Lecture I. Descent into war II. Managing the wartime economy III. Women and minorities: New opportunities, old inequities IV. Financing the war V. Social engineering VI. Suppressing dissent Outline of Current Lecture I. Introduction II. The war to end all wars III. The fourteen points IV. The Paris peace conference Current Lecture  Introduction  The war to end all wars o Intro/context  When the US entered the war, the allies were not looking too good because they had been losing the war for 3 years  It was so bad that French soldiers at one time refused to fight anymore  The German submarines were devastating the British and the Russian government had collapsed o The Draf  Selective service act of 1917-constriction or involuntary service of the US army  Many people did volunteer and those who volunteered were mainly women o Basic training…VERY basic  Civilians to soldiers and were put into training camps that would get them in shape to fight in the war  Many of the people were taught basic things such as personal hygiene and started a huge STD campaign  Immigrants were taught English so that they would be able to understand the commands and American history so that they would take more pride in the country they are fighting for o American military services does not equal American equality  Racial and ethnic segregation was very apparent

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