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WW 1 Vocab.

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Inflation general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
Strike a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest, typically in an attempt to gain a concession or concessions from their employer.
Calvin Coolidge elected vice president and succeeded as 30th President of the United States when Harding died in 1923.
National Guard the primary reserve military force partly maintained by the states but also available for federal use.
Union a club, society, or association formed by people with a common interest or purpose.
riots a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.
Red Scare is the promotion of a widespread fear of a potential rise of communism or anarchism by a society or state.
The Palmer Raids The Palmer Raids were a series of raids conducted in November 1919 and January 1920.
Disillusionment a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be.
Treaty of Versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end.
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer was United States Attorney General from 1919 to 1921.
Trench warfare a type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other.
Great migration was the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1916 and 1970.
Henry Ford Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist and a business magnate.
Discrimination the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
civil liberties individual rights protected by law from unjust governmental or other interference.
Espionage the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.
The draft compulsory recruitment for military service.
Influenza Epidemic an epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the world population.
Prejudice preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
Armistice A treaty signed by Germany and the U.S to lay down their weapons.
Medal of honor the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor.
Commodity A good or item.
Coveted Wanted or desired
Spade A shovel that is the shape of a spade.
Apparatus the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose.
Bedrock solid rock underlying loose deposits such as soil or alluvium.
Derrick a kind of crane with a movable pivoted arm for moving or lifting heavy weights, especially on a ship.
Detrimental tending to cause harm.
Exorbitant (of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high.
Fusion the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.
Rotary (of motion) revolving around a center or axis; rotational.
Temperance abstinence from alcoholic drink.
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