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The American Vision Chapter 16: World War I and Its Aftermath
"World War I and Its Aftermath"
Terms in this set (40)
Aggressively building up the nation's armed forces for war.
A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country.
The powder keg of Europe; ethnic rivalries led to WWI
His assassination triggered WW I
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.
Goods that have been imported or exported illegally. (Germans)
A promise Germany made to America, after Wilson threatened to sever ties, to stop sinking their ships without warning.
Offered German support if Mexico declared war against the US; offered to return land Mexico lost the US.
War Industries Bond
Created by Wilson to oversee production and distribution of goods made by the countrys war industries.
Backyard gardens; Americans were encouraged to grow their own vegetables to support the war effort.
National War Labor Board
A board that negotiated labor disputes and gave workers what they wanted to prevent strikes that would disrupt the war.
Committee on Public Information
The purpose of this committee was to mobilize people's minds for war, both in America and abroad.
The act of spying.
This 1917 law provided for the registration of all American men between the ages of 21 and 30 for a military draft.
The area between opposing trenches on the front lines of WW I
Groups of merchant ships protected by warships.
John J. Pershing
Commander of American Expeditionary Force
A temporary peace agreement to end fighting.
Tennessee-born soldier whose action in the Argonne Forest made him an American hero; he won Congressional Medal of Honor.
"Flying Ace"; shot down 26 enemy planes;
Treaty of Versailles
Ended WW I
Wilson's program for postwar peace
Right of the people to decide how they should be governed.
League of Nations
A world organization established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace.
Payments for the losses suffered during a war.
Cost of Living
The average cost of life's basic necessities, such as shelter, food, and clothing.
(1926) Strike by workers in many different industries at the same time.
Governor in Boston in 1919 that called the National Guard when riots broke out when the police force went on strike.
Fear of communism in America that led to raids by the Department of Justice
A. Mitchell Palmer
Attorney General that led effort to deport aliens without due process.
J. Edgar Hoover
FBI directer who urged HUAC to hold public hearings on communist subversion.
Forced to leave a country. (Palmer Raids)
Raids which sought communist sympathizers in the U.S.
Women's Peace Party
sought to keep the U.S. out of the war
British passenger ship sunk in 1915: it caused American outrage
poison gas, armored tanks, airplanes, machine guns
Senators who refused to support the Versailles Treaty
Senators who would support the Versailles Treaty if some changes were made
Warren G. Harding
elected president in 1920
"return to normalcy"
Harding's slogan which promised to heal America and keep us out of foreign issues
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