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Rachel berlin

chapter 11 vocab

TermDefinition
Nationalism A devotion to the interests and culture of one's nation.
Militarism The policy of building up armed forces in aggressive preparedness for war and their use as a tool for diplomacy.
Allies In wwI the group of nations that opposed the central powers.
Central Powers The group of nations that apposed allies during world war I
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Herr to the Austrian throne visited Bosnian capital Sarajevo got shot and died.
No Man's Land An unoccupied region between opposing armies.
Trench warfare Military operations in which the opposing forces attack and counterattack from systems of fortified ditches rather than on an open battlefield.
Lusitania A British passenger ship that was sunk by a German u-boat.
Zimmermann note A message sent in 1917 by the German foreign minister to the German ambassador in mexico, proposing a German-Mexican alliance and promising to help Mexico regain Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona if the United States entered world war I
Eddie Rickenbacker famous fighter pilot of wwI, well known race car driver before war.
Selective Service Act Enacted in 1917, that required men to register for military service.
Convoy System The protection of merchant ships from u-boat attacks by having the ships travel in large groups escorted by warships.
American Expeditionary Force The U.S. forces who fought with the allies in Europe during world war I
General John J. Pershing Led American Expeditionary Force
Alvin York One of Americas greatest war hero, became famous.
Conscientious Objector A person who refuses, on moral grounds, to participate in warfare.
Armistice A truce or agreement to end an armed conflict.
War Industries Board An agency established in 1973 limiting a president's right to send troops into battle without consulting congress.
Bernard M. Baruch Leader of the war industries board in 1918 a prosperous Business man
Propaganda A kind of biased communication designed to influence people's thoughts and actions.
George Creel head of the CPI a former muckraking journalist.
Espionage and Sedition Acts Two laws enacted in 1917 and 1918 that imposed harsh penalties to anyone interfering with or against U.S participation world war I
Great Migration The large-scale movement of African Americans from the south to northern cities in the early 20th century.
Fourteen Points The principles making up president Woodrow Wilson's plan for world peace following world war I
League of Nations An association of nations established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace.
Georges Clemenceau french premier lived through 2 German invasions of France and was determined to prevent further invasions.
David Lloyd George British Prime minister had won reelection on the slogan "make Germany pay"
Treaty of Versailles the 1919 peace treaty at the end of world war I which established new nations, boarders, and war reparations.
Reparations the compensation paid by a defeated nation for the damage or injury it inflicted during the war.
War-Guilt Clause a provision in the treaty of Versailles by which Germany acknowledged that it alone was responsible for wwI
Henry Cabot Lodge Head of conservative senators suspicious of the provisions for joint economic and military action against aggression even though it was voluntary.
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