Chapter 10 :
World War I
The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!
Section 1: War Breaks Out in Europe
Section 2: America Joins the Fight
The Doughboy Center: The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces
A section of the Great American War Society Web site that commemorates soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). Features thorough historical articles, photos, biographies, memoirs, and firsthand accounts from soldiers.
World War I Remembered
http://news.bbc.co.uk/ 1/hi/ special_report/ 1998/ 10/ 98/ world_war_i/ 197437.stm
From BBC News, an extensive special report that commemorates World War I, "the war to end all wars," through articles, statistics, soldiers' letters home, photos, and maps.
World War I: The Armistice Demands
http://www.lib.byu.edu/ ~rdh/ wwi/ 1918/ prearmistice.html
Part of the World War I Document Archive. Includes the terms set forth by the Allies for the armistice, which Germany agreed to on November 11, 1918.
General John J. Pershing
http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ amex/ macarthur/ peopleevents/ pandeAMEX100.html
From PBS, a short biography of the life and military feats of General John J. Pershing.
Section 3: Life on the Home Front
American Women and the World War
http://www.lib.byu.edu/ ~rdh/ wwi/ comment/ Clarke/ Clarke00TC.htm
The e-text of the 1918 book American Women and the World War by Ida Clyde Clarke. Includes information about women and liberty bonds, recreation, factory jobs, and state organizations.
From the Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia, a summary of the Espionage Act, with links to additional information about Eugene Debs and other leaders of the anti-war movement in the United States.
Chicago: Destination for the Great Migration
http://www.loc.gov/ exhibits/ african/ afam011.html
Part of the Library of Congress African-American Mosaic exhibit, this section recounts the history of African-American migration to Chicago during World War I. Includes maps, photos, and an excerpt from The Chicago Defender, the publication that motivated many African Americans to move north.
World War I Archive: George Creel
http://www.historynet.com/ magazines/ military_history/ 3026991.html
An article in Military History that tells about propagandist George Creel, the head of the Committee on Public Information, and how he worked to combat the anti-war sentiment in the United States during World War I.
Section 4: The Legacy of World War I