World War I: Alvin York-Medal of Honor & War Hero at Battle of Argonne Forest, 1917-US entry into this war, Lusitania-Ship sunk by U-boat. 128 Americans died, League of Nations created (no military strength), Trench Warfare-led to a stalemate on the Western front, Treaty of Versailles-Poland Created, Reparations paid by Germany, Germany loses territory, Germany loses military, New Technologies-machine guns, tanks, automobiles, chemical warfare, Wilson's Fourteen Points-plan to end this war and create a lasting peace, Henry Cabot Lodge-Senator against the League of Nations, Zimmerman Telegram-A partial cause of this war. Tried to get Mexico into the war against the US, Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand ignites this war, Selective Service Act-requires males 18 and over to sign up for draft, Neutrality-kept the US out for much of this war, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) & General John J. Pershing, 1914-1918, Unrestricted Submarine Warfare was a method used to stop the sale of war materials to Great Britain and a partial cause of this war, Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism (MAIN), President Woodrow Wilson presided over this war, Battle of Argonne Forest was a major turning point in this war, World War II: Nuremburg Trials-exposed the massive genocide and held all people from top to bottom accountable for atrocities done during war., Battle of Normandy (D-Day)-was a major turning point for the Allies in the European Theatre, United Nations created (Has military power), Victory Gardens-helped with food shortages during the war, President Truman ended this war with the Atomic bomb, Appeasement-allowed the breaking of the Treaty of Versailles, allowing Hitler to become strong, Pearl Harbor-Reason for US entry into this war, Korematsu v. US-case of interned Japanese man that says Government can take away rights of citizens during war, Holocaust-Genocide of over 6 million Jews occurred during this war, Rapid Mobilization of this war ended the Great Depression, because the US was manufacturing war supplies for the Allies with the Lend-Lease Act, Lend-Lease Act-aided Britain and Russia with war materials before the US entered war, December 7th, 1941-A Day that will live in Infamy, 1939-1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt presided over most of this war, Battle of Midway was a major turning point for the Allies in the Pacific Theatre, Island Hopping-from one island to the next in the Pacific helped US win the Pacific Theatre against Japan, Office of War Information-created to control war propaganda, Rationing to save resources for the war effort, Executive Order 9066-Japanese Internment, Navajo Code Talkers used their language as an unbreakable code,

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