Ryan 11 Timeline

  • Germany invaded Belgium

    Germany followed a strategy known as the Schlieffen Plan. This called for a holding action against Russia, combined with a quick drive through Belgium to Paris
  • British liner Lusitania

    Britian's Luistania sank off the southern coast of Ireland. 1,198 persons lost, 128 of them were Americans.
  • First Battle of Somme

  • Presidential Election: Wilson serves another term in office

    The Democrats renominated Woodrow Wilson
  • Wilson's war resolution

    President Wilson delivered his war resolution on this day
  • Selective Service Act

    Required men to register with the government in order to be randomly selected for military service
  • Fourteen Points

    Fourteen Points
    A famous speech Woodrow Wilson presented before Congress.
  • Daylight Savings Time becomes standard

    The Fuel Administration introduced it as another conservation measure to save on resources
  • Episonage and Sedition Acts

    Episonage and Sedition Acts
    Under these acts, a person could be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to 20 years in jail for interfering with the war effort or for saying anything disloyal, profane, or abusive about the government or the war effort.
  • Flu Epidemic kills 500,000

    The flu epidemic begins in the fall of 1918. Killed nearly 500,000
  • Alvin York became famous

    Armed only with a rifle and a revolver, York killed 25 Germans and with six other doughboys, captured 132 prisoners.
  • Germany signed the armstice

    A truce that ended the war
  • Treaty of Versailles is signed

    The bBig Four and the leaders of the defeated nations gathered in the hall of mirrors of the Palace of Versailles to sign the peace treaty.
  • Wilson suffers a stroke

    He layed partially paralyzed for more than two months.
  • 19th Amendment Passes

    Gives women the right to vote.