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Butcher History Institute

America’s Entry into World War I

  • Date / Time:
  • April 09, 2016
  • 8:00 am
  • Venue:
  • First Division Museum at Cantigny
  • 1 S. 151 Winfield Road
  • Wheaton. IL. US. 60189

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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


Speakers:

Walter A. McDougall - co-Chair - Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Paul Herbert - Executive Director, Cantigny First Division Foundation

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Getting America into the Great War

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


Speakers:

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

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

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American Strategy and the Great War

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


Speakers:

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

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The U.S. Role on the Western Front

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


Speakers:

Jennifer Keene - Chair of the Department of History, Chapman University

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

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


Speakers:

Paul Herbert - Executive Director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny

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African-American Doughboys

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


Speakers:

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

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World War One and the Rise of American Seapower

04/09/2016 - 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM


Speakers:

John H. Maurer - Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy, US Naval War College - Senior Fellow, FPRI

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

04/09/2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM


Speakers:

Walter A. McDougall - Chair

Related Article(s):

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

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Diplomacy and the Quest for Post-War Peace

04/09/2016 - 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM


Speakers:

Ronald J. Granieri - Executive Director

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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.