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US 11

Chapter 19

TermDefinition
militarism policy of aggressively building a nations' armed forces in preparation for war, as well as giving the miltiary more authority over the government and foreign policy
mobilization the readying of troops for war
Central Powers WWI Germany, Austria-Hungary
Allies WWI Russia, France, Serbia, Great Britian
stalemate neither side in conflict is able to gain the advantage
propaganda information intended to sway public opinion
Main causes of WWI Imperialism, militarism,nationalism and alliances that bound nations to come to each other's aid
Conflict expansion that drew in Europe Serbia and Hungary in war, Russia sent troops and the Central Powers
U.S. response to war Stayed neutral , preparedness and peace movement
U-boat new submarine weapon that changed rules of naval warfare
Sussex pledge pledge to German gov't that its submarines would warn ships before attacking(1916)
Zimmerman note telegram send by Germany to Mexican officials proposing alliance; if delcare war on US then Mexico would get land
Russian Revolution collapse of the czar's gov't in Russia 1917
Affect of German's submarines Sussex Pledge; U-boat submarines changed naval warfare
Selective Service Act 1917 draft of young men for military service WWI
American Expeditionary Force (AEF) name given to American troops in Europe
convoy group of unarmed ships surrounded by a ring of armed naval vessels.
zeppelin german floating ship
armistice agreement to stop fighting
genocide organized killing of an entire people
Liberty Bond Special war bond sold by the gov't to support Allied cause during WWI
price controls system of pricing determinded by the gov't
rationing distrubution of goods to consumers in a fixed amount
daylight saving time turning clocks ahead by one hour for summer
sedition speech or action that encourages rebellion
vigilante a citizen who takes the law into his or her own hands
Fourteen Points President's Wilson's proposal in 1918 for a postwar European peace
self-determination power to make decisions about one's own future
spoils rewards gained through military victory
League of Nations International organization formed after WWI that aimed to ensure the security and peace for all its members
reparations payment from an enemy for economic injury sufffered during war
Versailles Treaty 1919 treaty that ended WWI
Created by: mbarkley