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Ww1 test

definitions

TermDefinition
14 points Outline of America's war aims. "Peace without victory" Wilson.
Alsace-Lorraine The territory lost by France during the war from Germany.
Bernard Baruch Influential investment broker, head of war effort production (WIB)
Casualties Soldiers killed, wounded, and missing
Conscientious objectors People whose moral or religious beliefs forbid them to fight in the war.
Contraband Weapons and other articles used to fight in war
Convoy Groups of merchant ships sailing together, protected by warships.
CPI Committee of Public Information, educated the public about the war.
Creditor nation Other countries owed them more than the nation owed them.
Espionage Act Allowed postal authorities to ban treasonable things from the mail.
Francis Ferdinand Was murdered by Serbians, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary.
Flame thrower First used in trench warfare in World War 1
George creel Director of CPI, earned widespread support for the war effort.
Great Migration African Americans migrated to other places for better futures.
Inflation Rising prices, lots of this during the war.
Influenza Flu virus, appeared at the end of the war, deadly, killed millions.
Irreconcilables Senators who believed the U.S. should stay out of world politics.
John J. Pershing Commander of U.S. forces, first to arrive in Europe to help.
League of Nations Under the 14 points, for security, set the tone for the late United Nations.
Lusitania British passenger liner, sunk by a German U-Boat.
Militarism Glorification of the military, grew in competing countries.
Nicola Sacco Arrested because he was a known anarchist, and "looked italian" Part of the Red Scare.
Palmer Raids Series of raids. Thousands of people arrested, many never charged or tried for a crime.
Red Scare Widespread fear of revolution in the U.S.
Reparations Payment for war damages.
Reservationists Large group who opposed the written treaty, some wanted small changes, some big.
Selective Service Act Authorized a draft of young men for service in Europe.
Self-Determination Right to choose own form of government.
U-boats German submarines, sank allied ships.
Vladimir Lenin Leader in Russian Revolution, gained control of Russia.
Western Front Land in France, became critical battle front, allied nations, side that won the war.
William II German Emperor, assured Austria-Hungary that Germany would be its ally.
Zimmerman Telegram Proposed an alliance with Mexico. Sent by Germans, intercepted by British, and given to American authorities.
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