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AH 23

World War I

QuestionAnswer
militarism Cause of WWI because it was a buildup of weapons
alliances Cause of WWI because it grouped countries in partnerships with each other
imperialism Cause of WWI because it created a competition in controlling other countries
nationalism Cause of WWI because it set countries in superiority with each other
Russia Allied Power that left the war due to a revolution in their country
reparations repayments made by Germany for damage during the war
League of Nations a multi-nation organization to settle international disagreements and avoid another war; the US did not join
U-boats Unterseeboots; German submarines that were effective off the Atlantic coast of Europe
Tanks a new war machine that was slow and hard to control
Trench warfare a battle tactic that was used to better protect from machine guns
Lusitania a luxury boat sunk by the Germans that had 100+ Americans on board.
neutrality The policy of the US to stay out of the war and not take sides, but we continued to sell goods to the French and British.
Stalemate A standstill in progress one direction or the other.
Zimmerman Note A secret note from German encouraging Mexico to attack the US
Selective Service Act The law requiring all men ages 21-35 to register for the draft.
American Expeditionary Force The name of the American troops fighting in Europe in WWI.
Sedition Act A US law that outlawed first amendment rights if they opposed the war
Armistice truce
Treaty of Versailles The peace treaty that ended World War I in which Germany paid reparations and the League of Nations were formed among other features.
US Senate The branch of the government that opposed the US joining the League of Nations.
Communists A group of people who overthrew the czar (leader) of Russia. They believed that all property should be shared by all people.
Liberty Bonds A temporary loan to the government to pay for the war effort. It would be paid back with interest.
National War Labor Board In the US, this settled arguments between workers and business owners to avoid strikes during the war.
Airplanes a new war machine that is used at the end of the war
Poison gas a weapon used effectively with trench warfare
international military Reason the US did not vote to join the League of Nations.
Armistice Day 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, also known as Veteran's Day.
Created by: klindquist