Main Ideas:

  1. The desire to protect our economic interests led to the U.S. entry into WWI.
  2. Debate about the foreign policy of the United States divided America.


Material Covered:


    1. Causes: MAIN
    2. U.S. involvement: Neutrality, entry, unrestricted submarine warfare, Zimmerman Note, role in war, Russian Revolution
    3. War time issues: Draft, Espionage and Sedition Acts
    4. Schenck v. United States (1919) “ clear and present danger” doctrine, Justice Holmes
    5. 14 points: Versailles, League of Nations, Lodge: Senate rejection
    6. Washington naval Conference and the Kellogg – Briand Pact
    7. World Court
    8. Return to isolation, US as a creditor nation.