American Power Tips the Balance By kamakaze2395 Period: Feb 7, 1916 to Feb 7, 1919 American Power Tips the Balance Apr 7, 1917 British learned to drive numbers of heavy tanks in war. May 8, 1917 Congress passes the Selective Service Act Jul 27, 1917 Ypres, 3rd battle Allied victory costs over a half a million casualties. Sep 18, 1917 Shipping losses are cut in half May 10, 1918 Cantigny fill gaps between French and British lines during German offensive. Jun 8, 1918 Chateau-Thierry US troops help stop the German advance on Paris. Jul 4, 1918 United States launched 95 ships. Jul 7, 1918 Marne, 2nd battle The turning point of the war. Sep 7, 1918 St. Mihiel Pershing leads American army to victory. Oct 8, 1918 Alvin York kills Germans. York, only with a revolver and a rifle, kills 325 Germans. Oct 9, 1918 Meuse-Argonne American advance helps end the war. Nov 3, 1918 Austria-Hungary surrendered to the allies. Nov 9, 1918 Socialist leaders establish a German republic Nov 10, 1918 Germany agrees to cease fire and signs the armistice. Dec 13, 1918 24 million men register under the Selective Service Act.