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Olivia Adams

Chapter 11 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Nationalism A devotion to the interests and culture of one's nation.
Militarism The development of armed forces and their use as a tool of diplomacy.
Allies The group of nations Britain, France, and Russia, and later the US, Italy, and others opposed to Central Powers.
Central Powers An empire of mostly Middle Eastern Lands controlled by the Turks.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Heir to the Austrian throne.
No Man's Land A barren expanse of mud pockmarked with shell craters and filled with barbed.
Trench Warfare Armies fought for mere yards of ground.
Lusitania British liner sunk near Ireland killing 128 Americans.
Zimmermann Note A telegram from the German Foreign minister to German ambassador in Mexico that was intercepted by British agents.
Eddie Rickenbacker Famous fighter pilot of World War I
Selective Service Act Required men to register with the government in order to be randomly selected for military service.
Convey System Which a heavy guard of destroyers escorted merchant ships back and forth across the Atlantic in groups.
American Expeditionary Force US force led by General John Pershing who fought with Europe during World War I
General John J. Pershing Led the AEF
Alvin York Redheaded mountaineer from Tennessee sought exemption as a conscientious objector
Conscientious Objector A person who opposes warfare on moral grounds
Armistice Truce that ended the war
War Industries Board Encouraged companies to use mass-production techniques to increase efficiency
Bernard M. Baruch A prosperous businessman that led the War Industries Board
Propaganda A kind of biased communication designed to influence people's thoughts and actions
George Creel The head of the CPI and a former muckraking journalist
Espionage and Sedition Acts A person could be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to years in jail for interfering with the war effort or for saying anything disloyal profane or abusive about the government or the war
Great Migration The large-scale movement of hundreds of thousands of Southern blacks to cities in the north
Fourteen Points Famous speech given from Wilson
League of Nations Would provide a forum for nations to discuss and settle their grievances without having to resort to war
Georges Clemenceau lived through two German invasions of France and was determined to prevent future invasions
David Lloyd George The British prime minister
Treaty of Versailles established nine new nations including Poland aND Czechoslovakia
Reparations War damages
War-Guilt Clause Forced Germany to admit to admit sole responsibility for starting WWI
Henry Cabot Lodge Conservative Senators leader was suspicious of the provision for joint economic and military action against aggression
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