45 terms

US History World War 1


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A devotion to the interests and culture to ones nation.
The development of armed forces and their use as a tool of diplomacy.
The expansion of economic, political, and cultural control over other people throughout the world.
Not taking a part in other countries affairs.
The policy of intervening with other countries affairs.
Skill of managing international relations, usually by a country's representatives.
Alliance System
A group of nations that form "friendships" in order to provide international security.
A kind of biased communication designed to influence peoples thoughts and actions.
Allied Powers
Great Britain, France, Russia, and later the U.S.
Central Powers
Germany, Austria-Hungary, and The Ottoman Empire
British ship with American's on it sunk by Germans, was carrying supplies for Britain.
Zimmerman Telegram
A telegram from Germany to Mexico calling for an alliance if the U.S. gets in the war, also saying that they would get back territory from the U.S. for Mexico.
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
A type of naval warfare in which submarines sink vessels such as freighters and tankers without warning, as opposed to attacks per prize rules (also known as "cruiser rules").
Trench Warfare
Military operations where opposing sides fight from ditches instead of an open battlefield.
No Man's Land
An unoccupied region between armies filled with shells and barbed wire.
Not allying or being opposed to one side or the other in times of conflict.
An effort to cut off supplies, war material or communications from a particular area by force, either in part or totally. Close patrol of hostile ports, in order to prevent naval forces from putting to sea, is also referred to as a blockade.
U Boat
Stands for "Underwater Boat," basically, a submarine.
Espionage and Sedition acts
Punishments for speaking out against pro war views in America.
Hyphenated Americans
Selective Service Act
A law that required men to enlist in military service
American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
The U.S. forces led by John J. Pershing during WW1
Nickname given to the soldiers of WW1
War Industries Board
agency established during WW1 made to create efficiency and get rid of waste when dealing with war related industries.
Committee for Public Information
The nations first propaganda agency.
Great Migration
The large-scale movement of hundreds of thousands of Southern blacks to cities in the North.
An agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.
Treaty of Versailles
Peace treaty at the end of the war that established new nations, borders, and war reperations.
14 Points
A plan for peace following the war.
Self Determination
The process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government.
Money paid by a defeated nation for damage and infliction that was caused by the war.
League of Nations
An association of nations to promote international cooperation and peace.
Woodrow Wilson
President during WW1
John "Black Jack" Pershing
Leader of the AEF, liked aggressive combat
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, but was assassinated
Gavrilo Princip
The guy who assassinated the Archduke, he was a member of the Serbian nationalist terrorist group, "The Black Hand"
Eddie Rickenbacker
Famous WW1 pilot, he was also a race car driver. He often Faced off against the Red Baron and his Flying Circus
Alvin York
He did not believe in warfare, yet armed with one rifle and a revolver,killed 25 Germans and captured 132 prisoners.
Kaiser Wilhelm II
The monarch of Germany During WW1
Czar Nicholas II
The last monarch of Russia before become the USSR
Georges Clemenceau
The premier of France who was angered from the 14 points as he didn't want future German invasions.
David Lloyd George
Prime minister of Britain who wanted to "Make Germany pay!"
Henry Cabot Lodge
Head of conservative senators who Wilson refused to compromise with, which made senate reject the Treaty of Versailles.
Janette Rankin
The first women to ever hold power in the U.S. Government
W.E.B. DuBois
Believed that African Americans should support the war, is it would help bring racial equality.

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