America’s Entry into World War I


Date : Sat., April 9, 2016 to Sun., April 10, 2016 Category : Butcher History Institute



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Taking advantage of the flood of new work unleashed by the centenary of the outbreak of the war, this Butcher History Institute introduced teachers to the most current scholarly discussions in order to help them prepare lesson plans to teach the upcoming centenary of American entry into the war in 2017. Each topic offered a crucial case study in understanding the larger context of the war, its impact on the United States, and the relationship of the United States to shaping the postwar world.

Secondary school teachers, curriculum supervisors, and junior college faculty participated in this history weekend. (40 slots available)

For a compilation of essays drawn from previous history weekends, be sure to see: American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students, edited by Paul Herbert and Michael Noonan (FPRI and First Division Museum, 2013).

 

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Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks


04/09/2016 - 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Walter A. McDougall

co-Chair - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Paul Herbert

Executive Director, Cantigny First Division Foundation

Related Multimedia:

Opening Remarks, America’s Entry into World War I


Getting America into the Great War


04/09/2016 - 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Michael Neiberg

Henry L. Stimson Chair of the Department of National Security and Strategy, US Army War College

Related Article(s):

Embracing the Confusion: The United States and the Road to War, 1914-1917

Related Multimedia:

Getting America into the Great War


American Strategy and the Great War


04/09/2016 - 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Douglas Mastriano

Faculty Member in the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations, US Army War College

Related Multimedia:

American Strategy and the Great War


The U.S. Role on the Western Front


04/09/2016 - 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Jennifer Keene

Chair of the Department of History, Chapman University

Related Multimedia:

The U.S. Role on the Western Front


The Creation of the First Division: Implications for the American Expeditionary Force


04/09/2016 - 2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Paul Herbert

Executive Director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny

Related Multimedia:

The Creation of the First Division: Implications for the American Expeditionary Force


African-American Doughboys


04/09/2016 - 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Chad Williams

Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis University

Related Multimedia:

African-American Doughboys


World War One and the Rise of American Seapower


04/10/2016 - 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
John H. Maurer

Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy, US Naval War College

Senior Fellow, FPRI

Related Multimedia:

World War One and the Rise of American Seapower


World War I and Its Impact on American Foreign Policy and Civic Religion


04/10/2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Walter A. McDougall

Chair - Center for the Study of America and the West

Related Article(s):

The Great War’s Impact on American Foreign Policy and Civic Religion

Related Multimedia:

World War I and its Impact on American Foreign Policy and Civic Religion


Diplomacy and the Quest for Post-War Peace


04/10/2016 - 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Ronald J. Granieri

Executive Director - Center for the Study of America and the West

Related Multimedia:

Diplomacy and the Quest for Post-War Peace


Location


Venue


First Division Museum at Cantigny


1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links


Register Deadline


Sat., January 30, 2016

Related Program(s)


Center for the Study of America and the West

Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Program on National Security

Program on Teaching Military History

The 40 participants received:

  • complimentary overnight accommodations for those outside of the Chicago vicinity (Friday and Saturday nights, as needed);
  • complimentary lunch and dinner on Saturday, plus continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute;
  • stipends of $200 for well-developed lesson plans for posting on our website that effectively utilize the experience of the weekend conference, or documentation of in-service presentations based on the weekend;
  • partial travel reimbursements (up to $250) for participants outside the vicinity of the conference center;
  • subscription to E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI’s bulletin for high school teachers.
  • a certificate of participation in a program offering 12 hours of instruction. In addition, for those interested, college credit is available for a small fee through our cooperating institution, Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • Videotapes of the entire conference will be posted subsequently on our website, plus texts of selected lectures.