Chapter 11 By hixona Feb 7, 1907 ALLIES! By this time there was two major defense alliances in Europe. The Triple Entente, aka Allies. Fance, Britain and russia were in it. Jun 7, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand Austrian throne, visited the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. Crowd shot the Archduke and his wife Sophie. Jul 28, 1914 WAR! Austria-Hunhary, declared war on Russia's ally France Aug 3, 1914 The Great War After Germany invaded Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary. Feb 7, 1915 No Workers! The United States was ecperiencing a worker shortage. May 7, 1915 Lusitania Known as one of the worst disasters. A U-boat snak the British liner Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland. Jul 1, 1916 Somme The first Battle of the Somme lasted until November. The British suffered 60,000 casualties the first day Jan 7, 1917 PEACE 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. Jan 31, 1917 U-Boats The Kaiser announced that U-boats would sink all ships in British waters-hostile or neutral on sight Feb 7, 1917 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. Apr 6, 1917 WAR? House of Representatives were debating President Wilson;s request for war with Germany. Jun 9, 1918 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 Jul 4, 1918 United States In this one day the United States launched 95 ships Nov 3, 1918 Surrender! Austria-Hungary surrendered to the Allies. the same day German sailors mutinied against government authority. Nov 11, 1918 Truce Germany agreed to a cease-fireand signed the armistice, truce, that ended the war Feb 9, 1919 Flu Epidemic This flu affected aboult one-quarter of the U.S population. By 1919 about 500,000 Americans died from it.