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WWI Vocab

TermDefinition
Nationalism extreme patriotic feelings, a feeling of superiority over other countries
Militarism glorification of the military
Trench Warfare a type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other
Selective Service Act act passed by Congress in May 1917 authorizing a draft of young men for military service
Conscientious Objector person who refuses to fight in a war due to moral or religious beliefs
Armistice An agreement made by opposing sides in a war to sotp fighting for a certain time
Propaganda information of a biased or misleading nature used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view
Espionage Act act passed by Congress in June 1917 enacting severe penalties for anyone engaged in disloyal or treasonable activities
Sedition Act 1798 law that allowed the prosecution of critics of the government
Great Migration movement of African Americans in the twentieth century from the rural South to the industrial North
Fourteen Points list of terms for resolving WWI and future wars outlined by American President Woodrow Wilson
League of Nations world organization established after WWI to promote peaceful cooperation between countries
Treaty of Versailles a peace treaty at the end of WWI, ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers
Created by: leeannaburns