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American History

1914 - 1933

Where did US soldiers go to fight during World War I? The Western Front - France
What nickname was given to US soldiers in World War I? doughboys
Which nation dropped out of WWI after a revolution there? Russia
Who led the Russian Revolution? Lenin
What were Wilson's ideas for future peace called? Fourteen Points
Which treaty ended World War I? Treaty of Versailles
Who was the commanding general of all US troops in France during WWI? John J. Pershing
What do we call an intense devotion to your nation? nationalism
What do we call the idea of a nation making its military larger and more powerful? militarism
What term means expanding a nation's power and influence beyond its own borders? imperialism
What event set off World War I? the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
What ship was sunk by a German submarine, bringing the USA closer to war with Germany? Lusitania
The Zimmerman Note promised another country the states of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico in exchange for helping Germany fight the USA. Which country? Mexico
During World War I, what was the area between trenches called? no man's land
What term describes biased communication that is intended to change opinions? propaganda
What does the Panama Canal link together? the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean
Which US president insisted that the Panama Canal be built? Teddy Roosevelt
According to President Wilson's 14 points, what kind of treaty should be outlawed? secret treaty
One of Wilson's 14 points was the idea of a world peace-keeping organization. What name was given to it? League of Nations
Why did the USA not join the League of Nations after World War I? the US Senate failed to ratify the Treaty of Versailles
What was the Treaty of Versailles really all about? revenge and punishment - against Germany
Which nation suffered from the shock of the Massacre of the Innocents? Germany
What weapon blinded and suffocated many soldiers during WWI? poisonous gas
When the 18th Amendment was passed, what became illegal? alcoholic beverages
What name was given to the time period, 1920 to 1933, which alcoholic beverages were illegal? Prohibition
What name was given to illegal bars during Prohibition? speakeasies
What did Broadway, in New York City, become famous for? live entertainment, musicals, plays, etc.
What did Madison Avenue, in New York City, become famous for? advertising
What did Wall Street, in New York City, become famous for? Stock Market and banking.
What did 5th Avenue, in New York City, become famous for? rich people's neighborhood
What became the "new music" of the 1920s? jazz
Why was the year 1920 a turning point for the USA? for the first time, most Americans lived in towns or cities
Why did the US Senate reject the Treaty of Versailles, which included Wilson's Fourteen Points? the fear of being drawn into conflicts with other countries; isolationism
Created by: meriwetw