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Trench Warfare
millitary operation in which the opposing forces attack and counterattack from systems of fortified ditches rather than on an open battlefield.
Zimmerman Note
Message proposing an alliance between Germany and Mexico
Selective Service Act
law requiring men to register for military service
Allies
in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers
no mans land
Territory between rival Trenches, very dangerous
Eddie Rickenbacker
"ace" pilot who downed 26 enemy fighters in WWI
American Expeditionary Force
the U.S. forces, led by Gen. John Pershing, who fought with the allies in Europe during WWI
fourteen points
wilson's plan for world peace following world war I
War guilt clause
in treaty of Versailles; declared germany and austria responsible for WWI; ordered Germany to pay reparation to Allied powers
Reparations
payment for damages after a war
Conscientious Objector
person who refuses to enter the military or bear arms due to moral or religious reasons
League of Nations
An organization of nations formed after World War I to promote cooperation and peace.
Henry Cabot Lodge
conservative senator who wanted to keep the united states out of the league of nations
Armistice
agreement to stop fighting
War Industries Board
Agency established during WWI to increase efficiency & discourage waste in war-related industries.
Treaty of Versailles
treaty that ended WWI
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
David Lloyd George
British prime minister during WWI
George Clemenceau
French Premier who wanted Germany stripped of all weapons vast German payments for costs of war, separate Rhineland to serve as buffer state France<>Germany
General John J. Pershing
General of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI
Lusitania
American boat that was sunk by the German U-boats; made America consider entering WWI