The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
The End Of The First World War

Fighting in the Great War ended on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918. The war officially ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which blamed Germany for the conflict.

The Great War had enormous consequences: more than 15 million deaths, a path of destruction throughout Europe, the disappearance of old empires and the creation of new countries, and so much more.

America’s participation in World War I had great positive impact upon the conflict’s outcome.  When the war ended, soldiers came home and the economy slowed.  The United States returned to its policy of isolationism, which would last until World War II.

Some questions to consider:
What was the greatest impact of World War I?
Did the end of this conflict lead to World War II?