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Law requiring men to register for military service.

Law requiring men to register for military service.
Selective Service Act
Selective Service Act
One side in World War I: Great Britain, France, and Russia, later joined by the U.S.
Allies
Allies
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state
sedition
sedition
Truce or agreement/ an end to fighting.
armistice
armistice
a war that involves the complete mobilization of resources and people, affecting the lives of all citizens in warring countries, even those remote from the battlefields.
total war
total war
draft
conscription
conscription
an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
blockade
blockade
A devotion to the interests and culture of one’s nation.
nationalism
nationalism
Wilson’s plan for world peace following.
Fourteen Points
Fourteen Points
A kind of biased communication designed to influence people’s thoughts and actions.
propaganda
propaganda
the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.
civil rights
civil rights
a war based on wearing the other side down by constant attacks and heavy losses, such as World War I.
war of attrition
war of attrition
Having merchant ships travel in groups protected by warships
convoy system
convoy system
The 1919 treaty that ended World War I.
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles
A person who believes fighting is wrong and therefore does not want to serve in the military .
conscientious objector
conscientious objector
disputed ground between the front lines or trenches of two opposing armies.
no man's land
no man
the civilian population and activities of a nation whose armed forces are engaged in war abroad
homefront
homefront
a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.
pacifist
pacifist
-individual rights protected by law from unjust governmental or other interference.
civil liberties
civil liberties
a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations.
alliances
alliances
Building up armed forces to prepare for war.
militarism
militarism
a German submarine used in World War I
u-boats
u-boats
An international peacekeeping organization proposed by Wilson and founded in 1920 (no longer in place).
League of Nations
League of Nations
the process of assembling troops and supplies and making them ready for war.
mobilization
mobilization
Part of the Treaty of Versailles in which Germany took responsibility for the war.
war-guilt clause
war-guilt clause
fighting from ditches protected by barbed wire, as in World War I.
trench warfare
trench warfare
One side in World War I: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire.
Central Powers
Central Powers
a US infantryman, especially one in World War I.
dough boy
dough boy
Payments made by defeated countries.
reparations
reparations
The name given to the American military force that fought in World War I.
American Expeditionary Force
American Expeditionary Force
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