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World War 1

Vocab terms of World War 1

TermDefinition
Alsace-Lorraine Territory taken by Germany from France as a rest of the Franco Prussian war. Was later returned to France as a result of German defeat in WWI
Militarism A policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war
Francis Ferdinand Archduke of Austria whose assassination in Sarajevo intensified Austro-Serbian conflict and set in motion the events that started World War I
William II A new emperor as of 1888 who wanted to run the country as opposed to Otto van Bismarck. He would oversee the rise of Germany into one of the most powerful nations in the world.
Western Front In WWI, the region of Northern France where the forces of the Allies and the Central Powers battled each other in trench warfare.
Casualty A soldier that was killed, wounded and or missing.
Contraband Weapons and other articles used to fight in war
U-boats German submarine, taken from the German "Unterseeboat"
Lusitania British passenger boat sunk by a German submarine that killed 1,000 passengers. One of the main reasons the US decided to join the war.
Zimmermann note Stated that if the United States declared war on Germany, Mexico should declare war on the United States.
Selective Service Act Law passed by Congress in 1917 that required all men from ages 21 to 30 to register for the military draft.
Brenard Baruch Head of the War Industires Board.(WIB)
CPI (Committee on Public Transformation) Educateed the public about the causes and nature of the war.
George Creel Director of the CPI.
Conscientious objectors People whose moral or religious beliefs forbid them from fighting inn the war.
Espionage Act Allowing postal authorities to ban treasonable or seditious newspapers, magazines, or printed materials from the mail.
Great Migration Movement of African Americans from the South to the North for jobs.
Convoy Groups of merchant ships sailed together, protected by warships.
Valdimir Lenin Leader of the Bolsheviks, intended to set Russia on the road to communism.
John J. Pershing The commander of American forces in Europe.
Fourteen Points A proposal that outlined a plan for achieving long lasting peace after World War I.
self-determination The right for people to choose their own course of government.
League of Nations An organization established after World War I to promote peaceful corporation between countries.
Henry Cabot Lodge Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a leader in the fight against participation in the League of Nations.
Reparations Payment for damages done in war.
"Irreconcilables" Any Senators who opposed any treaty ending World War I that had anything to do with the League of Nations
"Reservationists" A group of Senators who opposed the Treaty of Versailles to end World War I unless specific changes were included.
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