Today we covered WWI, focusing primarily on the home front. We used a graphic organizer to pull together evidence on a set of topics about how the war affected Americans and how Americans participated in the war. We followed this with a more traditional set of notes on the causes of the war followed by a brief examination of documents from Woodrow Wilson and historian Howard Zinn on the reasons the United States joined the war. We ended the day with a look at the Sedition Act and how the courts interpreted its restrictions on First Amendment rights.
Chapter 24 is due tomorrow as we move on along the timeline of history to the 1920's!