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World War I

Chapter 23

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Allied Powers The military alliances during World War 1, chiefly consisting of Britain, France, Russia, and Italy, that opposed the Central Powers, chiefly Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey
Central Powers Germany and its World I allies- Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria.
Espionage Act A law passed in 1917, that made it a crime to obstruct the nation's effort to win World War I.
Fourteen Points A comprehensive plan, proposed by President Woodrow Wilson in January 1918, to negotiate an end in World War I.
League of Nations A worldwide assembly of nations, proposed by President Woodrow Wilson, that was included in the Treaty of Versailles ending World War 1. The refusal of the United States to join the League limited its effectiveness.
Red Scare Public hysteria over Bolshevik influence in the United States after World War I; it led to the arrest or deportation of radicals, labor activists, and ethnic leaders.
Sedition Act Federal legislation, first passed in 1789 and expired in 1801, that placed limits on freedom of speech during wartime.
War Industries Board A federal agency, established during World War I, that reorganized industry for maximum efficiency and productivity.
Titanic A British ship thought to be unsinkable, but sank on its first voyage in 1912 after running into an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean.
Propaganda Information used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
Militarism a rise in military expenditure, an increase in military or naval forces, more influence of the military men upon the policies of the civilian government, and a preference for force as a solution to problems.
Nationalism feeling of intense loyalty to one's country or group
Trench Warfare Form of fighting whereby two sides fight each other from opposite trenches.
U-boat German submarine, taken from the German "untersee boat"
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