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treaty of versailles
the 1919 treaty that ended world war I
war industries board
agency to improve efficiency in war-related industries
nationalism
a devotion to the interests and culture of one's nation
propaganda
a kind of biased communication designed to influence people's thoughts and actions
convoy system
having merchant ships travel in groups protected by warships
militarism
building up armed forces to prepare for war
fourteen points
wilson's plan for world peace following world war I
zimmermann note
message proposing an alliance between germany and mexico
lusitania
british passenger ship attacked and sunk by germans
espionage and sedition acts
laws that enacted harsh penalties against anyone opposing US participation in world war I
reparations
payments made by defeated countried after a war
george creel
head of the committee on public information(CPI), the government's propaganda agency
american expeditionary force
the name given to the american military force that fought in world war I
no man's land
the space between armies fighting each other
great migration
movement of many african americans to northern cities from the south in the early 1900s
alvin york
american war hero
allies
one side in wolrd war I: great britain, france, and russia later joined by the US
georges clemenceau
french premier
david lloyd george
british prime minister
henry cabot lodge
conservative senator who wanted to keep the united states out of the league of nations
archduke franz ferdinand
young heir whose assassination triggered the war
trench warfare
fighting between fortified ditches
armistice
truce agreement
league of nations
an international peace-keeping organization proposed by wilson and founded in 1920
eddie rickenbacker
famous american fighter piolot
bernard m. baruch
learder of the war industries board
war-guilt clause
part of the treaty of versailles in which germany took responsibility for the war
general john j. pershing
the commander of the american expeditionary force
conscientous objector
a person who believes fighting is wrong and therefore does not want to serve in the military
central powers
one side in world war I: germany, Austria-hungary,and the ottoman empire
selective service act
law requiring men to register for military service

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