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World War 1

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Epidemic outbreak of a contagious disease that spread rapidly and wildly
Armistice an end of the fighting
Convoy a guard that accompanies and protects ships or troops
Second Battle of the Marne battle that was the turning point of the war
Belleau Wood site of American victory in France in 1918
Propaganda opinions expressed for the purpose of influencing the actions of others
Sedition Act 1918 law that made it illegal to criticize the government
Espionage Act 1917 law that set heavy fines and long prison terms for antiwar activitie's
Committee on Public Information government organization that produced propaganda to build support for the war
War Bonds a low-interest loan by civilians to the government meant to be repaid in a number of years
General John J. Pershing commander of American forces in Europe in World War 1
American Expeditionary Force the American army that fought in Europe in World War 1
Communism single-party political system in which the the government controls and plans the economy with the goal of common ownership of all property.
Woodrow Wilson president of the untied states during World War 1
Zimmerman Telegram telegram telling the German ambassador to ask Mexico to declare war on the United States
U-Boat German submarine
French Warfare warfare in which soldiers dug into deep trenches across the battlefield
Central Powers a world war 1 alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary,Ottoman Empire,and Bulgaria
Allies the world war 1 alliance of great Britain ,France, Russia,Italy,Serbia,and others
Nationalism Pride in loyalty to nation
Militarism policy of making military power a primary goal of nation
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