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What was Lusitania? This was a boat heading for the United States that was sunken by a German U-boat. Why was it important? This contributed indirectly to the entry of the United States into WW1.

This was a German telegram written to Mexico proposing an alliance against the United States. This was, however, intercepted by the United States.This was a helpful tool in swaying the public opinion in joining the war. The obvious threats against the country riled up the Americans.

On April 6, 1917, the United States of America entered World War 1. Due to factors such as German aggression as seen by the Zimmerman Telegram, the sinking of the Lusitania, and alliance, President Wilson, on April 2, asked congress to declare war.

Created by President Woodrow Wilson in June 1917. This was created with the purpose of preparing the United States for entering World War 1. Things that constituted preparing: increasing industrial production and purchase of war material.

This act was to prevent espionage in the United States which means they wanted to prevent and spies or spread of anti-American propaganda. This also prohibited the obtaining, recording, or copying of information that could harm or potentially harm the wellbeing of the United States or benefit enemy territory.

This was passed by congress on May 18, 1917. This allowed the federal government to momentarily expand the national army through conscription.

This was the day the Armistice was signed which effectively ended World War 1. This was a ceasefire agreement with Germany. November 11th, the day the armistice was signed was used to commemorate the commonwealth and veterans of WW1.

This act essentially prohibited "bad-mouthing" the United States of America. This imposed big penalties for dissenting speech or speech harming the U.S. government, constitution, flag, and military. These laws limited free speech and was mainly used to target socialists, pacifists, anf anti-war activists.

This came to existence in January of 1920 and was a result of the Paris Peace Conference. This was an organization constructed to establish international cooperation and maintain world peace. There were 41 member states, but the United States was never a formal member.

Brought about after WW1, returning soldiers contributed to the deadly influenza pandemic that would affect at least 25% of the population. Additionally large urban areas that were cramped contributed to the spread of the disease. This was so deadly that the life expectancy in the United States dropped by 12 years. On top of that the Spanish Flue went rampant and killed about 675,000 Americans.

Signed on June 28, 1919, this treaty subjected Germany to a series of punishments for their war efforts in WW1. Some of the points of the Treaty of Versailles included the seizing of german land, the disbandment of the the German military, and required financial reparations from Germany to the rest of the allied powers. Although Germany was only one country of the central powers, it was the only country among them that was subjected to punitive measures.

This revolution started in March 1917. Bolsheviks overthrew the imperial government. Internal conflicts within Russia, like the peasant uprisings led them to pull out of the war. With the Russian front barren, the Germans could focus on the western front. This was also when communism and socialism began to take root in Russia.

This was a speech given by President Woodrow Wilson on April 2, 1917 to convince congress to enter the war. Open diplomacy without secret treatiesEconomic free trade on the seas during war and peaceEqual trade conditionsDecrease armaments among all nationsAdjust colonial claimsEvacuation of all Central Powers from Russia and allow it to define its own independenceBelgium to be evacuated and restoredReturn of Alsace-Lorraine region and all French territoriesReadjust Italian bordersAustria-Hungary to be provided an opportunity for self-determinationRedraw the borders of the Balkan region creating Roumania, Serbia and MontenegroCreation of a Turkish state with guaranteed free trade in the DardanellesCreation of an independent Polish stateCreation of the League of Nations

September-November 1918) This one of the final attacks that ended WW1, and was also one of the deadliest campaigns with over 26,000 soldiers dead in action and 120,000 casualties total. This was the beginning of the end.

Under the Wilson administration, the Committee of Public Information (CPI) was formed. This division was formed the control public opinion about the war and to promote the war effort. They used forms of mass media to be able to reach everyone in the country. They published their own daily newspapers and war films. They also created educational materials for the younger generation in schools. This was a form of war propaganda.