Chapter 23

World War I

Discussion Questions

Examine the role that the United States played in World War I.

Why did the United States enter the war in the first place?

How was the United States affected by the war?

How did the United States shape the end of the war?

What role did women play in World War I? What effect would their contribution to the war effort have on their lives both during and after the war?

Did the United States earn the right to define the terms of peaceat the end of World War I?

Do you think that Germany’s treaty obligations under the Treaty of Versailles were excessive?

How did the Treaty of Versailles punish Germany, thus leading to future conflict?

Was the Treaty of Versailles fair to all parties involved?

How did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler’s rise of power?

What are three reasons why World War I led to World War II?