Zimmerman telegram from the german foreign secretary

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Zimmerman Telegram: From the German foreign secretary to the German minister in Mexico, February 1917, instructing him to offer to recover Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona for Mexico if it would fight the United States to divert attention from Germany in the event that the United States joined the war.Fourteen Points:President Woodrow Wilson's 1918 plan for peace after World War I; at the Versailles peace conference, however, he failed to incorporate all of the points into the treaty.Selective Service Act: Enacted in 1917; required 24 million men to register with the draft.War Industries Board: Run by financier Bernard Baruch, the board planned production and allocation of war materiel, supervised purchasing, and fixed prices, 1917-1919.Espionage Act: The Espionage Act of 1917 prohibited not only spying and interfering with the draft but also "false statements" that might impede military success.Sedition Act: In 1918, the Sedition Act made it a crime to make spoken or printed statements that intended to cast "contempt, scorn, or disrepute" on the "form of government," or that advocated interference with the war effort.National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Founded in 1910, this civil rights organization brought lawsuits against discriminatory practices and published The Crisis, a journal edited by African-American scholar W. E. B. Du Bois.Great Migration: Large-scale migration of southern blacks during and after World War Ito the North, where jobs had become available during the labor shortage of the war years.Tulsa riot of 1921: A race riot that occurred in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921, when more than 300 blacks were killed and over 10,000 left homeless after a white mob burned an all-black section of the city to the ground.Garveyites: Followers of Marcus Garvey, for whom freedom meant national self-determination.flu epidemic: A worldwide flu epidemic in 1919 that killed between 20 and 40 million persons, including nearly 700,000 Americans.Red Scare of 1919–1920:Fear among many Americans after World War I of Communists in particular and noncitizens in general, a reaction to the Russian Revolution, mail bombs, strikes, and riots.Versailles Treaty: The treaty signed at the Versailles peace conference after World WarI which established President Woodrow Wilson's vision of an international regulating body, redrew parts of Europe and the Middle East, and assigned economically crippling war reparations to Germany, but failed to incorporate all of Wilson's Fourteen Points.Chapter 20
Sacco-Vanzetti case: A well-known case in which two Italian-American anarchists werefound guilty and executed for a crime in which there was very little evidence linking them to the particular crime.rise of the stock market: In the 1920s, as the steadily rising price of stocks made front-page news, the market attracted more investors. Many assumed that stock values would rise forever. By 1928, an estimated 1.5 million Americans owned stock still a small minority of the country's 28 million families, but far more than in the past.

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