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Define the American Expeditionary Force.
American Troops in Europe
A cease-fire or truce
List some causes of WWI.
- Imperialism in Europe
- Militarism/Preparing for war in Europe
- Complicated alliances
Define the central powers.
Germany and Austria-Hungary
Define convoy system.
Group of unarmed ships surrounded by a ring of armed naval vessels
Define Fourteen Points.
President Wilson's proposal in 1918 for a postwar European peace
Organized killing of an entire people
Define the Great Migration.
Migration of English settlers to Massachucetts Bay Colony beginning in the 1630's
Policy by a stronger nation to attempt to create an empire by dominating weaker nations ecomnomically, politically, culturally, or militarily
What was the League of Nations?
International organization formed after WWI that aimed to ensure the security and peace for all it's members
Define liberty bonds.
Special war bonds sold by the government to support the allied cause
- Policy of aggressively building up a nations' armed forces in preparation for war
- Giving the military more authority over the government/foreign policy
The readying of troops for war
Name some postwar adjustments.
- USA was suddenly a World Power
- African Americans still faced discrimination
- Women/minorities lost their jobs again
- General gloominess over citizens of the US
- The war boosted the economy
Define price controls.
System of pricing determined by the government
Distribution of goods to consumers in a fixed amount
Payment from an enemy for economic injury suffered during the war
What was the Russian Revolution?
Collapse of the czar's government in Russia in 1917, after which the Russian monarchy was replaced with a republican government.
A speech or action that encourages rebellion
What was the Selective Service Act?
1940 law requiring all males aged 21-36 to register for military service
The power to make decisions about one's own future.
What was a major spark in WW1?
The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
Situation in which neither side in a conflict is able to gain the advantage
What was the Sussex Pledge?
A pledge by the german government in 1916 that it's submarines would warn ships before attacking
What were some factors in the USA's decision to join WWI?
- Germany provoked us with U-boats
- The Zimmerman note
- The revolution in Russia
A german submarine
What was the Versailles Treaty?
1919 treaty that ended WWI
What was the War Industries Board?
- Oversaw the nation's war-related production
- Told manufactures what/how much to produce
- Fixed prices
What was the Zimmerman Note?
A telegram sent by Germany's foreign secretary in 1917 proposing an alliance with Mexico
What was the Sedition Act?
- It banned foul talk of America by American citizens
- Violated the First Amendment
- Was a restriction of Civil Liberties during WWI