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World War One

Sixth Grade World War One Facts and Experiences

TermDefinition
Militarism The aggressive strengthening of armed forces
Archduke Francis Ferdinand Heir to the throne of Austria
Central Powers originally Austria Hungary and Germany, later joined by Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire
Allied Powers originally France, Russia and Britain, later joined by Italy
Trench warfare defending a position by fighting from the protection of deep ditches
Stalemate a situation in which neither side can win
Lusitania British passenger ship sunk by a German Uboat in 1915
Zimmermann Note secret telegram from the Germans to Mexico offering to help Mexico regain land lost to the U.S. during the Mexican
Selective Service Act law requiring men between the ages of 21 and 30 to register to be drafted
Liberty bonds bonds sold by the U.S. to raise money to provide loans to the Allies
National War Labor Board helped workers and management avoid strikes and reach agreements
American Expeditionary Force U.S. troops who were sent to the front lines in Europe, led by General John J. Pershing
Communists people who want the equal distribution of wealth and the end of all forms of private ownership
Strategy a plan for fighting a battle or war
Armistice a pause in fighting brought about by agreement between the sides
League of Nations A group of nations whose mission was to work to settle disputes between countries and encourage democracy
Reparations payments for war damage
Treaty of Versailles the peace settlement of World War
Henry Cabot Lodge U.S. Senator who wanted the Treaty of Versailles changed so the U.S. troops could not be sent to war by the League of Nations
U boats German submarines
neutral not favoring either side in a conflict
Created by: hayeshornets