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Questions for study over blog readings

1. What specifically was Wilson referring to in his point about Belgium?

2. How long did it take Tennessee to repeal its law on teaching creationism?

3. How did William Jennings Bryan help cause the trial in Tennessee?

4. What was the Scopes defense team really trying to do (hint: it wasn’t to get him off the hook….)?

5. What eventually happened in the case?

6. What influence did the Red Scare and its aftermath have on the prosecution of  Sacco and Vanzetti?

7. What did signs in Philadelphia urge people not to do to prevent the spread of the influenza?

8. When did the flu epidemic begin in St. Louis? About how many Americans died of the flu?

9. What was the death rate in St. Louis compared to that of Kansas City?

10. Who was Dr. Starkloff, and what is “social distancing?”

11. What was the death rate in Philadelphia? Why was it different than in St. Louis) (from the NY Times article link)

12. What was the way the flu influenced how kids jumped rope? (from the Stanford University link)

13. Where exactly was Sgt. York fighting, and why did he receive his medal?

14. What is supposedly for sale in Texas?

Chapter 30 outline format

Due Tuesday, Feb. 1. Make sure you include dates, names, and significance.

I. How was the American economy and society (the Home Front) affected by the Great War?
A. The Role of Idealism—what is Wilson’s dream?
B. The Fourteen Points overview
–1. What are the three main points of the 14 Points? (Look them all up)
C. The role of advertising and propaganda
D. Free Speech in Wartime
E. How do we put the economy on a war footing?
–1. Council of National Defense
–2. Shipbuilding, especially
–3. National War Labor Board
—-a. Effect of “Work or fight”
–4. Response of unions to the war effort
–5. Why were there strikes?
F. Effect of the war effort on minority employment and population distribution
–1. Backlash
G. Effect of war effort on women
H. Herbert Hoover and the Food Administration
I. How do we pay for it all?
J. Racial and ethnic tensions

II. What was the general military history of the War?
A. How It All Began—and whose fault was it?
B. Instituting the draft
C. Training
D. Major Battles in which American troops participate
E. Effect of Russian withdrawal
F. Pershing and Sergeant York
G. German surrender

III. How did Wilson set out to “Win the Peace?” What were his idealistic goals, and were they achieved?
A. Wilson goes to Paris
B. Paris Conference
C. League of Nations—why?
1. Article X—what was it and why the controversy?
D. Details of the Treaty of Versailles
E. Henry Cabot Lodge- what role does he play and why?
–1. Lodge Reservations
F.  Wilson’s collapse
G. What happens to the Treaty in the US—and why is this ironic?
H. Effects of the Treaty of Versailles
–1. in Europe
–2. in US politics
–3. in international relations

Explanation of the Treaty of Versailles

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWversailles.htm

Still confused? These sites have anything you might need….

http://www.worldwar1.com/

http://www.firstworldwar.com/ or http://www.worldwar1.com/reflib.htm

Really, you can find almost anything here. For instance, here is a collection of US posters from the war: http://www.worldwar1.com/post005.htm or these- http://www.worldwar1.com/post007.htm— I like the “Are you a man or a mouse?” one.

Interactive map of Europe before and after World War I

Go to http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/lessons/ushistory/ww1/preww1.htm and you can place your cursor over a location and learn how the boundaries changed after the war.

This map represents graphically the deaths for each country involved in World War I: http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/ww1-loss.htm

This has a collection of various fronts and battles: http://www.worldwar1.com/maproom.htm

Emma Goldman: Brave Voice or Radical?

Emma Goldman emigrated to the United States in 1885. She worked in the women’s garment industry for many years, and over time, became radicalized. She worked for causes as varied as atheism, birth control, and was an open proponent of anarchism. These stances eventually led to her deportation, along with over 200 other radicals, to the Soviet Union during the Red Scare in 1919.

Here is a timeline of her life from PBS’ companion website to their American Experience presentation on Emma Goldman

Here is an online exhibition about Emma Goldman’s work for Free Speech.

Was her deportation justified?

Chapter 30 Outlines- due Monday, Feb. 5

30 Outline
“The Great War”

Make sure that you use your own words and that you explain WHY and how events occurred, as well as any significance to other events.

I. The War at Home
—–A. The Role of Idealism—what is Wilson’s dream?
—–B. The Fourteen Points overview
———-1. What are the three main points of the 14 Points? (Look them all up)
—–C. The role of advertising and propaganda
—–D. Free Speech in Wartime
—–E. How do we put the economy on a war footing?
———-1. Council of National Defense
———-2. Shipbuilding, especially
———-3. National War Labor Board
—————a. Effect of “Work or fight”
———-4. Response of unions to the war effort
———-5. Why were there strikes?
—–F. Effect of the war effort on minority employment and population distribution
———- 1. Backlash
—–G. Effect of war effort on women
—–H. Herbert Hoover and the Food Administration
—–I. How do we pay for it all?
—–J. Racial and ethnic tensions

II. The Military History of the War
—– A. How It All Began—and whose fault was it?
—– B. Instituting the draft
—–C. Training
—–D. Major Battles in which American troops participate
—–E. Effect of Russian withdrawal
—–F. Pershing and Sergeant York
—–G. German surrender

III. Winning the Peace
—–A. Wilson goes to Paris
—–B. Paris Conference
—–C. League of Nations—why?
———-1. Article X—what was it and why the controversy?
—–D. Details of the Treaty of Versailles
—–E. Henry Cabot Lodge- what role does he play and why?
———-1. Lodge Reservations
—–F. Wilson’s collapse
—– G. What happens to the Treaty in the US—and why is this ironic?
—–H. Effects of the Treaty of Versailles
———-1. in Europe
———-2. in US politics
———-3. in international relations