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Overview of America in World War I - Chapter Summary
The United States didn't get involved in World War I immediately, but when it entered the war, its intervention had a significant impact. In this chapter, our expert history instructors explain the United States' initial position of neutrality, as well as the events that led to its eventual involvement. You'll see how the U.S. affected the war and how the war eventual came to an end. By the end of the chapter, you should be fully equipped to:
- Describe the United States' official position and intervention in WWI
- Explain how WWI changed after America became involved
- Discuss the conclusion of WWI, the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations
This chapter consists of short and entertaining video lessons. Watch these lessons online using your computer or mobile device, and print the lesson transcripts to follow along with the narrator. To reinforce your understanding of important historical dates, figures and events, be sure to take the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These resources are accessible 24/7, and you can submit any questions you may have through our Ask the Expert feature.
1. The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention
The United States' best option was to stay out of World War I. They had nothing to gain from getting involved. So, they tried to stay neutral, but as American interests started to lean toward the Allied Powers, many events happened to give the States the final push to enter the war.
2. American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry
As much as the U.S. wanted to stay neutral during World War I, it proved impossible. This meant the U.S. had to raise the forces and money to wage war. Find out how Americans played their part in WWI in this lesson.
3. End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations
In this lesson, we will examine the Treaty of Versailles. We will explore the treaty's negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, take a look at the treaty's terms, and discuss Germany's reaction to the treaty.
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