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War Industries Board - League of Nations

War Industries Board

Established on July 28th 1917 by the government of the United States.It was made to fulfil the requirements of materials that were necessary for the war.


Used to get Americans to support WWI and the government's goal. Used propaganda to get civilians to participate in many of their volunteer efforts.

Espionage Act

This law imposed fines and jail sentences to those opposed the draft and aided the enemy during WWI. It was passed on June 15 1917, it was passed to protect Americans and also increase support of the war.

Sedition Act

This law made it illegal for Americans to say anything in any form that criticizes the government, flag, or military. This law was passed in 1918 and also was passed to protect Americans and also increase support of the war

Schenck v. USA

Supreme Court case that uphold the Espionage Act because it did not violate the first amendment right to freedom of speech.

Food Administration

The agency charged with enforcing laws preventing distribution of mislabeled foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices.

Committee on Public Information

was headed by journalist George Creel, it was created to maximize public support and national loyalty during WWI with propaganda.

American Expeditionary Force

the troops sent to Europe by the US during World War I


is a situation in a war where the warring parties agree to stop fighting.

Fourteen Points

Address Jan 8, 1918 delivered by Wilson to congress. They were a set of idealistic goals for peace.
-A proposal to abolish secret treatie please liberals of all countries
-Freedom of the seas appealed to the Germans, as well as to Americans who distributed British power
- A removal of economic barriers among nations was comforting to Germany, which feared postwar vengeance
-Reduction of armament burdens was gratifying to taxpayers everywhere
-An adjustment of colonial claims in the interests of both native peoples and the colonizers was reassuring to the anti imperialists

League of Nations

was adopted by the Paris Peace Conference in April, 1919 by Woodrow Wilson's 13 points. Its intention was that the League would settle international disputes and stop aggressors before a full fledged war could start. However, it was a fail.

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