English 4 IB
3 April 2012
World War 1 is an extraordinary event which changed history today. WW1 was not just some war, but it was “The Great War”. It was called the “Great War” because no other war had such an impact on the world. It was the first war to affect all of the major nations of Europe and the world. It took thousands of lives. It was a huge war, involving a large number of nations and armies including five empires with their associated colonies and common wealth states. Almost all of Europe and the United States were involved. The United States became involved in the war because of the sinking of the Lusitania, The Zimmerman, and the Russian Revolution. The Zimmerman telegram was a telegram sent by Germany to Mexico to declare war on the United States. This angered the United States which caused them to fight Germany in April. While all this fighting is going on between the United States and Germany, what is going on back home at the front? Which then triggers my mind and makes me wonder… How did life on the home front differ between America and Germany during WWI? There must have been multiple great changes due to the war. I wonder this because the war took place in Germany, and not the United States. I think Germany may have suffered more than the United States because the war was in their backyard. This is a question worthy of investigation because the Germans must have gone through much worse than the U.S. THESIS
a. How did life on the home front differ between America and Germany during WWI? b. Life on the homefront in America and Germany
c. Life on the homefront was different between Germany and the United States during WW1. d. Treatment 1: No men/jobs/workforce
* Life on the homefront was different when there were no men. * Did the absence of men affect the workforce? Not exactly because women were there as well and they took over men’s jobs. ”…it was soon seen that the only option...