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history 10/21

history test 10/21
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central powers
German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Empire.
allies
Britain, France, Russia, US (Japan and Italy played a small part)
neutral
taking no sides
armistice
ceasefire
sedition
Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state.
League of Nations
Woodrow Wilson's idea of a group of nations, who would discuss rather than fight.
self-determination
to determine your own government by voting
influenza
a virus that became a pandemic in 1918
pandemic
a global disease
normalcy
the usual. after WW1, people wanted to return things to way they were before the war.
epidemic
a disease which affects many people
Woodrow Wilson
president of the US during the WWI.
prohibition
the law from 1920-1933 that made it illegal to sell, manufacture, and transport alcohol
speakeasy
a place that sold alcohol illegally during the time of prohibition
communism
the system of government that forces equality and restricts freedom; scared many americans
tsar
the russian monarchist ruler
monkey trial
the 1925 trial in dayton, tennessee which tested the state law that evolutionism was banned in schools
flapper
women in the 20s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and rebelled against the older generation
rumrunner
one who smuggles alcohol illegally
suffrage
the right to vote
alien
in the us, anyone who is not a us citizen
anarchist
one who believes in no government
evolution
darwin's theory that people evolved from monkeys
harlem renaissance
the flourishing of arts and artists in harlem, new york. (especially african-american artists)
bootlegger
one who illegally transports alcohol
suffragette
a woman in the 1920s who marched for women's right to vote
reds
the term given to communists, especially russians
jazz age
the years after WW1, including the roaring twenties and ending before the great depression
leisure time
free time
aryan
the indo-european "race" hitler thought was supreme to all others.
rocket
a missile, new to 1920s
black migration
when black people from the south went up north away from the farms and plantations they were stuck working on for really low wages so they could get more money and better jobs