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United States Enters the War


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warmonger
person who tries to stir up war
czar
A title from the Caesars of ancient Rome that Russian rulers followed and adopted
draft
law requiring certain people to serve in the miltary
illiterate
unable to read or write
bureaucracy
system of managing government through departments run by appointed officials
pacifist
one who is against war or the use of violence; (adj.) opposing war or violence
socialist
A believer in national ownership and operation of principal industries and services on a nonprofit basis.
Zimmerman telegram
secret note sent from Germany to Mexico asking them to attack the United States
Jeanette Rankin
first woman elected to Congress, she voted against going into WW I
Selective Service Act
Law passed by Congress in 1917 that required all men from ages 21 to 30 to register for the military draft
Herbert Hoover
appointed head of the Food Administration by President Wilson
Liberty Bonds
Fundraiser by the US in order to pay for WWI
War Industries Board
Agency established during WWI to increase efficiency & discourage waste in war-related industries.
War Labor Board
(WLB) settled disputes between business and labor without strikes so that production would not be interrupted and morale would be high
Jeannette Rankin
First woman elected to the United States House of Representatives and the first female member of Congress. A Republican and a lifelong pacifist, she was the only member of Congress to vote against United St…
sedition Act
1798, (JA) , made it a crime to write, print, utter, or publish criticism of the president of government
Schneck vs U.S.
a united states supreme court decision concerning the question of whether the defendant possessed a first amendment right to free speech against the draft during world war I- Charles Schenck was the Secretary of…
Socialists
gained seats in French Chamber of Deputies
Schneck vs. U.S. (1919)
Upheld the Espionage Act of 1917 which declared that people who interfered with the war effort were subject to imprisonment; the 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech wasn't absolute; free speech could be lim…
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