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Selective Service Act

law requiring men to register for military service

War Industries Board

Agency established during WWI to increase efficiency & discourage waste in war-related industries.

Food Administration

This government agency was headed by Herbert Hoover and was established to increase the production of food and ration food for the military.

Railroad Administration

government agency which took all railroads from private hands until after the war

National War Labor Board

During WWI it mediated disputes between management and laborers to prevent strikes

Herbert Hoover

He was the head of the Food Administration who also led a charity drive to feed Belgians. He ensured the success of the Food Administration and created a surplus of food through volunteer actions.


Head of the National War Labor Board

Great Migration

movement of over 300,000 African American from the rural south into Northern cities between 1914 and 1920

Chicago Race Riots

the first riots where blacks were on the offensive, 15 whites and 23 blacks dead

Franz Fernidad

Man assasinated-serbian-caused begining of war


American passenger ship sung by Germans-really pissed off America

Committe of Public Information

Directed by George Creel... propaganda created for full support of the war/soldiers but also leads towards discrimination of German Americans

George Creel

Headed the Committee on Public Information, for promoting the war effort in WWI


also called the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire western front, final battle of WWI, American forces defeat the German army, leads to a cease-fire


a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms-no one wins/no one loses

Treaty of Versailles

the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans

Big Four

Woodrow Wilson (US president), Georges Clemenceau (french premier), David Lloyd George (british prime minister), Vittorio Orlando (italian prime minister)

League of Nations

an international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations

Self Determination

the ability of a government to determine their own course of their own free will

Henry Cabot Lodge

Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he was a leader in the fight against participation in the League of Nations


Region between Germany and France demilitarized by Treaty of Versailles; Hitler occupied and fortified the region


Territory taken by Germany from France as a rest of the Franco Prussian war. Was later returned to France as a result of German defeat in WWI

Espionage Act

Government law saying that if anything anti-american is said or sent in the mail, you could go to jail for 20 years

Sedition act

If you speak against war bonds and other American activities in the war, jail for you

Schenk Case

Supreme Court decides that right to speech is not protected if it "presents a clear and present danger"-similar to Abrams Case

Post-war strikes

Coal miners and Steel workers strike once the war is over because they are now allowed to-many say this labor unrest is due to the workers being communists-not really

Red Scare

Intense fear of communism and other politically radical ideas

Mitchel Palmer

Attorney General who started raids that invaded businesses and homes to look for evidence of being a communist-not illegal to be communist though

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