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Ch. 10

Chapter 10

TermDefinition
1. militarism glorification of the military
2. Western Front battle front between the Allies and Central Powers in western Europe during World War I
3. casually soldiers killed, wounded, and missing
4. contraband supplies captured from an enemy during wartime
5. U-boat German submarine
6. Lusitania British passenger liner suck by a German U-boat during World War I
7. Zimmermann note telegram written by German Foreign Minister Zimmermann proposing an alliance between Germany and Mexico against the U.S. during WWI
8. Selective Service Act act passed by Congress in 1917 authorizing a draft of men for military service
9. CPI (Committee on Public Info) government agency created during WWI to encourage Americans to support the war
10. conscientious objector person who moral or religious beliefs forbid him or her to fight in wars
11. Espionage Act act passed by Congress in 1917 enacting severe penalties for anyone engaged in disloyal or treasonable activities
12. Great Migration movement of African Americans in the 20th century from the rural South to the industrial North
13. convoy group of merchant ships sailing together, protected by warships
14. Fourteen Points list of terms for resolving WWI and future wars outlined by American President Woodward Wilson
15. self-determination the right of people to choose their own form of government
16. League of Nations world organization established after WWI to promote peaceful cooperation between countries
17. reparations payent for war damages
18. "irreconcilbles" isolationist senators who opposed any treaty ending WWI that had a League of Nations folded into it
19. "reservationists" a group of Senators, led by Henry Cabot Lodge, who opposed the Treaty of Versailles to end WWI, unless specific changes were included
20. influenza flu virus
21. inflation rising prices
22. Red Scare fear that communists were working to destroy the American way of life
23. Palmer Raids the series of raids in the early 1920s initiated by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, against suspected radicals and communists
24. creditor nation country which is owed more money by other countries than it owes other countries
25. Alsace-Lorraine territory that France lost to Germany
Created by: K_Higgins01