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U.S. History

Topic 6 "WWI"

Militarism Glorification and build up on a nation's military
Imperialism Political, military, and economic domination of strong nations over weaker territories
Alliances A union or association formed for mutual benefit between countries
Nationalism Loyalty and devotion to one's country
Francis Ferdinand Prime minister of Austria-Hungary who was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist who was also a member of the Black Hand.
Western Front Battle front between the allies and central powers in western Europe during WWI.
Casulty Soldiers that are killed, wounded, or missing in battle.
U-boat German submarine
Lusitania British passenger ship sunk by a German U-Boat during World War I
Zimmerman Note Telegram that proposed an alliance between Germany and Mexico against the United States during World War I
Selective Service Act Act passed by congress in 1917 authorizing a draft of men for military service
Espionage Act Act passed by congress in 1917 enacting severe penalties for anyone engaged in disloyal or treasonable activities.
Great Migration The movement of African Americans in the twentieth century from the rural South to the industrial North.
Fourteen Points President Woodrow Wilson's statement declaring that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and calling for postwar peace in Europe.
League of Nations An association of countries established in 1919 by the Treaty of Versailles to promote international cooperation and achieve international peace and security.
Reparations Compensation for war damage paid by a defeated state.
Isolationist A policy of remaining separate from the interests or political affairs of other countries.
Interventionist Favoring intervention especially by a government in its domestic economy or by one country in the affairs of another.
Created by: Mr. Peirce