15 terms

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Nationalism
A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country
Pacifism
A belief that disputes should be settled by nonviolent means.
Neutrality
A position of not taking sides in a conflict
Self-Determination
The ability of a government to determine their own course of their own free will
Militarism
A policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war
Zimmerman Telegram
A telegram Germany sent to Mexico to convince Mexico to attack the U.S. if the U.S. attacked Germany during World War I
Espionage and Sedition Acts
Two laws enacted to impose harsh penalties on anyone interfering with or speaking against U.S participation in World War I
Schenck v. US
The government can stop you from saying something that is a clear and present danger. Freedom of speech is not absolute.
Fourteen Points
A series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after World War I.
Treaty of Versailles
The treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers after the end of World War I. Was not supported by the Senate.
League of Nations
An international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations. The USA did not join.
World War I
A global war originating in Europe that lasted from 1914 to 1918. More than 70 million military personnel were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.
Mobilize
To assemble (as resources) and make ready for use
Ally/alliance
To place in a friendly association, as by treaty: Italy allied itself with Germany during World War II.
Infiltrate(ed)
To gain entrance gradually or surreptitiously, pass through an enemy-line; in a military conflict
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