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  1. Chapter 3: America and the Great War Americans fought in the G.R.E.A.T. W.A.R.

  2. Chapter 3: America and the Great War German U-boats anger U.S. G. “U-boats” are German submarines (“unterseeboots” in German) The 1915 sinking of the passenger ship Lusitania turned Americans decidedly against Germany Germany ends unrestricted submarine warfare after the Lusitania, but resumes it in 1917

  3. Chapter 3: America and the Great War Reaction: convoy system R. The convoy system saved Allied shipping after U.S. entry in 1917

  4. Chapter 3: America and the Great War Enter war after Zimmerman Note E. The Zimmerman Note (or Telegram) was sent from Germany to Mexico Germany promised to help Mexico win back Mexican lands lost in Mexican-American war (Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona) if Mexico joined Central Powers

  5. Chapter 3: America and the Great War Alvin York: hero A. Alvin York was an American soldier from Tennessee Led attack on German machine gun nest Almost single handedly killed 28 Germans and captured 132 others

  6. Chapter 3: America and the Great War Trench warfare T. The Western Front in France was known for trench warfare The machine gun made advancing on a defensive position like trenches virtual suicide The invention of the tank would be a turning point in countering trenches

  7. Chapter 3: America and the Great War Weapons more advanced W. New weapons made World War I the deadliest war ever fought (until World War II) Submarines, tanks, airplanes, machine guns, and poison gas were some of the most notorious new weapons

  8. Chapter 3: America and the Great War American key victory at St. Mihiel A. Americans attacked the St. Mihiel battle front in September of 1918 It became a key breakthrough in the German line that would lead to Germany’s surrender on November 11

  9. Chapter 3: America and the Great War Russian Revolution R. As America entered the war in 1917, Russian fell into revolution Communist leader Vladimir Lenin staged a coup d’etat in November 1917 (October on Russian calendar) The U.S.S.R. was created—the Soviet Union would become a key rival during the Cold War