Ch. 3 World War I terms and definitions

Chapter 3 Vocabulary Terms and Definitions
World War I
1. militarism: glorification of military power
2. alliance: a group of countries who are friendly and make deals to help protect each other
3. Triple Alliance: alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. Later known as the Central Powers.
4. Triple Entente: alliance of France, Russia and Great Britain. Later known as “The Allies”
5. imperialism: an attempt to create an empire
6. nationalism: a strong love for you country
7. Archduke Ferdinand: his assassination led to the beginning of World War I
8. neutral: not choosing sides
9. Woodrow Wilson: president of the United States during World War I
10. propaganda: very influential manner of trying to make people support their group
11. U-Boats: German submarines
12. Lusitania: British ship sank by the Germans. 1000 people were killed; 100 were Americans
13. Zimmerman Note: letter sent to Mexico by Germany urging Mexico to help Germany by attacking the
United States
14. trench warfare: the type of warfare used during World War I
15. stationary: no movement
16. casualty: a death or injury during a war
17. Selective Service Act of 1917: set up the draft
18. war bonds: sold during a time of war to raise money for the government
19. War Industries Board: formed to make war time decisions at home
20. mobilize: get ready for war
21. The Big Four: President Wilson, David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau and Vittorio Orlando met
to decide what would happen after World War I
22. Versailles Treaty: the agreement made after World War I that was very harsh to Germany
23. reparations: payment for losing the war
24. League of Nations: part of President Wilson╩╝s Fourteen Points that was to be an alliance to prevent
another world war from happening again