Flashcards in 7.2 The Great War Deck (11):
The outbreak of war was sparked by the death of?
Causes of US involvement
- sinking of Lusitania, Arabic and Sussex (sunk by German U-boat)
- Zimmerman Telegram
- Germans resumed unrestricted sub warfare
Selective Service Act
males must register for draft at age of 18
no more subsinking w/o warning
direct threat to US
Prevented use of mail system to intervene w/ war effort
Made it illegal to speak out against any aspects of US Gov
Supreme Court upheld Espionage Act in which court case?
Schenck v US
Justice Oliver Holmes said...could suspend liberties
"clear and present danger"
Wilson announced his...for peace.