Chapter 11

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    By this time there was two major defense alliances in Europe. The Triple Entente, aka Allies. Fance, Britain and russia were in it.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Austrian throne, visited the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. Crowd shot the Archduke and his wife Sophie.
  • WAR!

    Austria-Hunhary, declared war on Russia's ally France
  • The Great War

    The Great War
    After Germany invaded Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary.
  • No Workers!

    No Workers!
    The United States was ecperiencing a worker shortage.
  • Lusitania

    Known as one of the worst disasters. A U-boat snak the British liner Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland.
  • Somme

    The first Battle of the Somme lasted until November. The British suffered 60,000 casualties the first day

    The president called for "a peace without victory...a peace between equals". Neither side would impose harsh terms on the other. President hoped they would join together.
  • U-Boats

    The Kaiser announced that U-boats would sink all ships in British waters-hostile or neutral on sight
  • Central Powers

    Central Powers
    America had mobilized for war against the Central Powers for two reasons, to ensure Allied repayment of debts to the U.S and to prevent the Germans ffrom threatening U.S shipping.
  • WAR?

    House of Representatives were debating President Wilson;s request for war with Germany.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    Congress passed this and the Sedition Act. Under these a person could be fined up to 10,000 and sentenced to 20 years in jail for interfering with the war effort
  • United States

    United States
    In this one day the United States launched 95 ships
  • Surrender!

    Austria-Hungary surrendered to the Allies. the same day German sailors mutinied against government authority.
  • Truce

    Germany agreed to a cease-fireand signed the armistice, truce, that ended the war
  • Flu Epidemic

    Flu Epidemic
    This flu affected aboult one-quarter of the U.S population. By 1919 about 500,000 Americans died from it.