Use words in a paragraph (use a good hook) – be prepared to share
Take practice Spelling/vocab quiz on words
Comma test tomorrow
Write a paper explaining the importance of good study habits and taking note. Use notes from this weeks video. The paper should be at least 4-5 paragraphs
Social Studies Study Guide- test next week
World War I (abbreviated WWI), also known as the First World War,was a global military conflict that took place mostly in Europe between 1914 and 1918. It was a total war which left millions dead and helped to shape the modern world. It was directly triggered by the assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand and his wife, on 28th June 1914 by Bosnian revolutionary, Gavrilo Princip.Many countries joined the war together. The Allied Powers, included France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and later Italy and the United States. The Central Powers included: Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. An alliance is an agreement made between two or more countries to give each other help if it is needed. When an alliance is signed, those countries become known as Allies.
Most Americans favored staying out of the conflict and President Wilson publicly and formally stated that the United States would follow a policy of neutrality. However, the war began England enforced a naval blockade of Germany in the hopes of cutting off supplies. Germany responded by unleashing the U Boats. U Boats were submarines capable of staying submerged for long periods of time. They would sneak up upon their victims, often at night, an torpedo them. Any ship sailing in the war zone was considered an enemy. In 1915, the Lusitania liner was sunk with United States citizens aboard, affecting the United States' entry into the war. Over 1,198 passengers including 128 Americans were killed. America was furious at the brutality and demanded a stop to this type of attack. World War I became infamous for trench warfare, where huge numbers of troops were confined to trenches and could move little because of tight defences.
In the end, a treaty was devised, or created blaming Germany for the entire conflict, this treaty was called Treaty of Versailles. This blame and the consequent punishment set the stage for years of resentment and another world war, something American President Woodrow Wilson had hoped to avoid.