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chapter 9

demontez earls Mrs. hunt 2/25/14 4th block

TermDefinition
1. Alsace-Lorraine a region in NE France, including the former provinces of Alsace and Lorraine: part of Germany 1871–1919, 1940–45. 5607 sq. mi. (14,522 sq. km).
2. militarism the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests.
3. contraband imported or exported illegally, either in defiance of a total ban or without payment of duty.
4. u-boat a German submarine used in World War I or World War II.
5. Lusitania ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain
6. Zimmerman note was a potential agreement during World War II. The proposition was from German secretary Zimmerman who promised Mexico part of Southwest US in exchange for help.
7. selective relating to or involving the selection of the most suitable or best qualified.
8. service act authorized the federal government to raise a national army for the American entry into World War I through conscription.
9. CPI committee on public information independent government agency of the u.s.intended to influence public opinion in support of war effort established by president woodrow wilson in 1017
10. George creel George Creel was an investigative journalist, a politician, and, most famously, the head of the United States Committee on Public Information, a propaganda organization created by President Woodrow Wilson during World War I
11. conscientious wishing to do what is right, esp. to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly. "a conscien
12. objector dissenter: a person who dissents from some established policy
13. espionage act the use of spies by a government to discover the military and political secrets of other nations.
14. great migration African Americans moved tofree themselves from racism, and for better opportunities in both education for children and employment and land.
15. convoy a group of ships or vehicles traveling together, typically accompanied by armed troops, warships, or other vehicles for protection.
16. fourteen points was a 1918 statement by United States President Woodrow Wilson that the Great War was being fought for a moral cause and for postwar peace in Europe
17. self-determination the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government.
18 league of nation an international organization to promote world peace and cooperation that was created by the Treaty of Versailles (1919): dissolved April 1946.
19. reparations the making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged.
20. irreconcilables any of two or more ideas, facts, or statements that cannot be made compatible.
21. reservationists a person who makes or takes reservations, as at an airline office; reservation clerk.
22. influenza a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, and catarrh, and often occurring in epidemics.
23. scare cause great fear or nervousness in; frighten.
24. palmer raids The Palmer raids were a number of attacks on the socialist and the communist in the United States from 1918 to 1921. Approximately 10,000 suspected radical leftist citizens and immigrants in the United States were arrested.
25. creditor nation A country whose assets owned abroad are worth more than the assets within the country that are owned by foreigners. Contrasts with debtor nation.
27. casualty a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
28. western front The Western Front was the name the Germans gave to a series of trenches that ran 700 kilometres from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border. This was in World War One. Trenches offered limited protection from machine gun and artillery fire.
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