Russian founder of the Bolsheviks and leader of the Russian Revolution and first head of the USSR (1870-1924)
killed 25 machine-gunners and captured 132 German soldiers when his soldiers took cover; won Congressional Medal of Freedom
Early civil rights leader and founder of the NAACP. Du Bois demanded equality for African-Americans
elected Vice President and succeeded as 30th President of the United States when Harding died in 1923 (1872-1933)
An outspoken radical who was deported after being arrested on charges of being an anarchist, socialist, or labour agitator.
declaration of london
statement drafted by an international conference in 1909 to clarify international law and specify the rights of neutral nations
Sunk in 1915 by a German submarine. 139 American killed. Forced Germany to stop submarine warfare.
A promise Germany made to America, after Wilson threatened to sever ties, to stop sinking their ships without warning.
Where people bought bonds so the government could get that money now for war. The bonds increased in interest over time.
committee on public information
Organization also known as the Creel Commision which was responsible for rallying American's around the war effort through propaganda
espionage and sedition acts
two laws, enacted in 1917 and 1918, that imposed harsh penalties on anyone interfering with or speaking against U.S. participation in WWI
american expeditionary force
About 2 million Americans went to France as members of this under General John J. Pershing
Led by Vladimir Lenin it was the Russian communist party that took over the Russian goverment during WWI
battle of argonne
Allies offensive. U.S. troops v. Germany in the Argonne region of France. Aided in the breakdown of German resistance and the German request for an armistice.
person who refuses to enter the military or bear arms due to moral or religious reasons
introduced by the Germans and was used by both sides during the war; caused vomiting, blindness, and suffocation
the war aims outlined by President Wilson in 1918, which he believed would promote lasting peace; called for self-determination, freedom of the seas, free trade, end to secret agreements, reduction of arms and a league of nations
league of nations
An organization of nations formed after World War I to promote cooperation and peace.
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
Senators who pledged to vote in favor of the Treaty of Versailles if certain changes were made - led by Henry Cabot Lodge