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Chapter 23 TCI

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Selective service act
Law passed by congress in 1917, creates national draft
American Expeditionary Force
First U.S. Military force to be deployed to France (World War 1)
Infantry
Soldiers who fought on foot
369th Regiment
African American regiment of the U.S. Army, first all black army and first all black regiment
Combatants
Person who physically fights a war
Howitzers
Type of cannon
Trench warfare
Form of warfare in which armies conduct attacks on each other from opposite positions in forfied trenches
Chemical weapons
Weapons that contain a poisonous substance
Battleships
Largest and most heavily armored type of warship
Convoy
Group of vessels or vehicles that travel together, under protection of an armed escort
Meuse-Argonne Offensive
Final allied offensive that brought about the end of the war (world war 1)
The land war
New weapons made land warfare much deadlier than before, the result was trench warfare (a new kind of defense war)
The air war
Both sides first used airplanes and airships for observations, technological improvements allowed them to make special planes for bombing and fighting
The sea war
Ocean combat took place between battleships, the Germans then used U-boats to sink large amount of ships, to protect merchant ships the the allies developed a convey.
369th Regiment (important)
Was ran by the British not Americans