World War I - ESL
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building up strong armed forces to prepare for war
a person killed or injured in a war or accident
a German submarine that was the first submarine (underwater boat) employed in warfare, initially used during WW1
American boat that was sunk by the German U-boats; made America consider entering WWI
Written by Arthur Zimmerman. In this note he had secretly wanted a German- Mexican alliance. He tempted Mexico with the ideas of recovering Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The note was intercepted on March 1, 1917 by the U.S. government. This was a major factor that led us into WWI.
a friendly nation
Selective Service Act
law requiring men to register (sign up) for military service
President Wilson plan for world peace after World War I. Wilson believed it 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.
the right of people to choose their own form of government
League of Nations
an international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations
the line along which opposing armies face each other
Medical condition caused by prolonged exposure to the distressing experiences of trench warfare.
New Technology of WWI
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