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First World War Vocab
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causes of the First World War
Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism
Central Powers & Triple Entente
The Central Powers are Germany and Austria-Hungary with an alliance. The Triple Entente was an alliance between France, Britain, and Russia.
Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand
assassinated by Serbian terrorists, immediate cause of WWI
A form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield.
1919 Presidential Election
Republican Senator Warren G. Harding won in a landslide victory.
reasons for U.S neutrality
Wilson did not want tot see the war set Americans against one another. Americans felt the war's effects and few were truly impartial in thought. Didn't want to be in the middle of European wars
Lusitania/impact & unrestricted submarine warfare
The Lusitania was a ship with many civilians on it. It was also carrying about 173 tons of war munitions for Britain. The impact was that Germany suck the boat with unrestricted submarine warfare which is illegal. Germany was forced to apologize.
This was sent by Germans to encourage a Mexican attack against the United States. Intercepted by the US in 1917.
Selective Service Act
law requiring men to register for military service
new tech in warfar
The machine gun was the most deadly weapon known to man in the war. Also the tank were huge machine like cars that had armor that could withstand normal artillery. all evented in the error of new tech warfield
concientious objector/Alvin York
A conscientious objector is a person who for reasons of conscience objects to complying with a particular requirement. Alvin York was not declared a conscientious objector and was able to go to war.
An agreement to stop fighting
War Industries Board
Agency established during WWI to increase efficiency & discourage waste in war-related industries.
Certificates sold by the United States government to pay for the war.
propaganda and Committee on Public Info
Propaganda and the people who control it basically control whatever citizens in the U.S see in the newspaper and etc.
Espinoage and Sedition Acts
To leak data to public
(WW) , movement of over 300,000 African American from the rural south into Northern cities between 1914 and 1920
A series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after World War I.
Concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves
League of Nations/purpose/who was not included
The League of Nations was the international diplomatic group that after World War 1 was developed to solve the dispute between countries. Great Britain, France, Japan, and Italy. The United States wasn't in the League of Nations.
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
Payment for war damages
War Guilt Clause (Article 231)
part of the Treaty of Versailles in which Germany had to take full responsibility for WWI
Opposition to the Treaty
Some thought it too harsh against Germany, others thought it changed nothing.
U.S. leaders disliked the League of Nations and did not ratify the treaty because they wanted no part in the League.
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