Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
ended Russia's participation in World War I. Required Russia to give up large amounts of resource rich land to Germany
Harlem Hell Fighters
the 369th Infantry unit made of African Americans. Among the first American units attached to the French Army. Awarde the Croix de Guerre, France's highest military honor
Battle of Belleau Wood
. Lasted 3 weeks. Americans suffered great casualties but won the battle.
Battle of the Argonne Forest
The final Allied offensive where the Americans broke through the German defense. Marked the ending of the Great War.
an agreement to stop fighting. President Wilson set two conditions ofr the fighting to end 1) Germany must accept his plan for peace 2) the German emperor must abidcate t
give up power
the rapid spread of contagious disease among large numbers of people. Between 1918 and 1919 more than half a million Americans died of the flu, in total, killed more than 30 million world-wide
President Wilson's outline for his peace plan that was meant to prevent interantional problems from causing another war
idea supported in Wilson's 14 points that is the right of national groups to have their own territory and forms of government
League of Nations
Wilson's 14th point. A general association of nations who's job would be to protect the independence of all countries large or small
Woodrow Wilson, United States, David Lloyd George-Britain, Georges Clemenceau-France, Vittorio Orlando-Italy- Responsible for deciding key issues at the Paris Peace Conference
Treaty of Versailles
most important treaty of the Peace of Paris- terms were
Germany had to pay the Allies reparations of over $300 billion. Limited the size of German military. Take full blame for the war. Returned Alsace-Lorraine to France. Took away overseas colonies
rpeople who wanted the US to stay out of world affairs and opposed the Leauge of Nations
Henry Cabot Lodge
Leader of the critics of the Treaty of Versaille who specifically opposed Article 10 which called for the Leauge to protect any member whose independence or territory was threatened. Lodge thought this could invlove the US in future European wars.