Facts about Life before WW1 will talk about the life of the American people before the First World War broke out. On 6 April 1917, United States declared their war against the German Empire. At first, US were not an official member of the Allies for it had an independent power. However, the military of United States was closely related to the Allies. When United States had its diplomacy, it would act alone without the Allies.
Facts about Life before WW1 1: the contributions of United States
In 1917, the United States began their contribution to the First World War by giving money, raw material and supplies.
Facts about Life before WW1 2: before the First World War
United States tried to be neutral before the First World War even though Great Britain and other members of the Allies were supplied by US.
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Facts about Life before WW1 3: entering the First World War
United States had more than four million soldiers involved in the first world. The total casualties reached 110,000 deaths.
Facts about Life before WW1 4: controversy
Whether United States had to enter the First World War or not was a public controversy at that time. The public opinion was divided. Some believed that US should remain neutral. Others believed that US should enter the war.
Facts about Life before WW1 5: the changed opinion
The public opinion changed after they saw the brutality of Germans in the Lusitania and in Belgium.
Facts about Life before WW1 6: Henry Ford
Henry Ford was the famous industrialist who opposed United States entering the war.
Facts about Life before WW1 7: the supports for Britain
Samuel Insull of Chicago was an industrialist who supported the British side for he was from England. The fund to create the propaganda effort was given by Insull so that the young Americans were interested to fight at the side of Canadian Army.
Facts about Life before WW1 8: the sinking of Lusitania
The German brutality was spotted among the Americans due to the sinking of Lusitania.
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Facts about Life before WW1 9: Preparedness movement
The emergence of preparedness movement was spotted in Eastern cities by 1915.
Facts about Life before WW1 10: the prominent people behind the preparedness movement
Former secretaries of war Elihu Root and Henry Stimson, the former president Theodore Roosevelt and General Leonard Wood were some prominent figures behind the preparedness movement.
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