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central powers

German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Empire.

allies

Britain, France, Russia, US (Japan and Italy played a small part)

neutral

taking no sides

armistice

ceasefire

sedition

Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state.

League of Nations

Woodrow Wilson's idea of a group of nations, who would discuss rather than fight.

self-determination

to determine your own government by voting

influenza

a virus that became a pandemic in 1918

pandemic

a global disease

normalcy

the usual. after WW1, people wanted to return things to way they were before the war.

epidemic

a disease which affects many people

Woodrow Wilson

president of the US during the WWI.

prohibition

the law from 1920-1933 that made it illegal to sell, manufacture, and transport alcohol

speakeasy

a place that sold alcohol illegally during the time of prohibition

communism

the system of government that forces equality and restricts freedom; scared many americans

tsar

the russian monarchist ruler

monkey trial

the 1925 trial in dayton, tennessee which tested the state law that evolutionism was banned in schools

flapper

women in the 20s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and rebelled against the older generation

rumrunner

one who smuggles alcohol illegally

suffrage

the right to vote

alien

in the us, anyone who is not a us citizen

anarchist

one who believes in no government

evolution

darwin's theory that people evolved from monkeys

harlem renaissance

the flourishing of arts and artists in harlem, new york. (especially african-american artists)

bootlegger

one who illegally transports alcohol

suffragette

a woman in the 1920s who marched for women's right to vote

reds

the term given to communists, especially russians

jazz age

the years after WW1, including the roaring twenties and ending before the great depression

leisure time

free time

aryan

the indo-european "race" hitler thought was supreme to all others.

rocket

a missile, new to 1920s

black migration

when black people from the south went up north away from the farms and plantations they were stuck working on for really low wages so they could get more money and better jobs

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