territory lost by France in a conflict with a collection of German states
glorification of the military
heir to the throne in Austria who was assassinated along with his wife by a group of Bosnians; was one of causes of World War 1
German emperor who assured Austria-Hungary that Germany would stand by its ally if war came.
critical battle front in France
soldiers killed, wounded, and missing
goods like weapons and other articles used to fight a ware that were confiscated legally by any belligerent nation
German submarines used to attack British blockade
a British passenger liner sunk by a German u boats
telegram sent by German Foreign Minister to Mexico proposing an alliance stating that if the US declared war on Germany that Mexico would go to war with the US. After a German victory Mexico would get Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona back; telegram was intercepted by American authorities
Selective Service Act
May 1917; authorized a draft of young men for military service in Europe.; 9.6 million registered on the first day; National lottery decided the order.; 24 million registered during the war. Only 2.8 million were drafted.; 4.8 Building an Army; Selective million men and women served in the war.
wall street investment broker who head of the War Industries Board
Committee on Public Information (CPI)
group that educated the public about the causes and nature of the war.; Distributed numerous printed materials and speakers to justify the war as a good cause; Dramatized the needs of America and the allies; Painted the cruelty and wickedness of the enemy especially Germany.
director of CPI; combined education and advertising campaign to "sell America"
people whose moral or religious beliefs forbid them to fight in wars.
allowing postal authorities to ban treasonable or seditious newspapers, magazines, or printed materials from the mail.Severe penalties for anyone engaged in disloyal or treasonable activities, obstructing army recruiters, aiding the enemy, or generally interfering with the war effort. (up to a $10,000 fine and 20 years of imprisonment)
the movement of African Americans from south to north to the "Land of Hope" (North). 1911-1920 over 1.2 million moved ; reasons- Jim Crow laws and violence; Joined the army (fought under white officers); Filled jobs vacated by white soldiers.