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Social Studies Sec.2

Ch. 23 8th World War 1 Section 2 study guide

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In May 1915 a German U-boat sank what British passenger liner? the Lusitania
What was a German agreement not to attack merchant ships without warning? the Sussex Pledge
What was the importance of the Zimmerman Note? Discovery of the Zimmerman Note, in which Germany promised to give Mexico parts of the United States if Mexico allied itself with Germany was what finally brought the United States into World War 1, ending its policy of neutrality
What was the goal of President Wilson for bringing the United States into World War 1? to make the world safe for democracy
What did the United States government do to increase food supplies for the troops? by encouraging citizens to eat less wheat and meat
What did Americans do to help at home after the United States joined World War 1 because it allowed more farm crops to go to soldiers t the front? they grew victory gardens
Money from what provided billions of dollars in the U.S. loans to the Allies? money from the sale of Liberty Bonds
What drafted able-bodied men ages twenty-one to thirty in to the U.S. armed forces? The Selective Service Act of 1917
What restricted free speech in the United States during wartime? The Sedition Act of 1918
What factors led to the shortage of labor during the war? American factories working nonstop to provide weapons and supplies for the Allied forces and needing new workers, the war cut off immigration, men were fighting instead
What happened because of a labor shortage during World War 1? U.S. factories hired more than a million women
What jobs did women have during he war? nurses, telephone operators, signaler, typists, interpreters, and ambulance drivers.
How did the war help strengthen unions in the US? because labor was scarce, workers were able to demand better wages and better working conditions
Who was encouraged to move to northern cities during the war because of job opportunities in the factories? Mexican Americans and African Americans
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