• Zeppelin

    The Zeppelin was invented by Ferdinand Zeppelin. Zeppelin flew the world's first untethered rigid airship, the LZ-1, on July 2, 1900, near Lake Constance in Germany, carrying five passengers. These airships would play a major role in the coming wars in Europe.
  • Assassination

    President McKinley is assassinated Leon Czolgosz. When asked why did he do it here is his statement. "I don’t believe in the Republican form of government, and I don’t believe we should have any rulers,” he said in his confession. “It is right to kill them.” ...“I killed President McKinley because I done my duty,” he declared.
  • Theodore Roosevelt (R)

    Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt becomes the 26th president of the United States after the assassination of President McKinley.
  • Aeroplane

    The first successful flight of a powered aircraft was completed by the American brothers. Wilbur and Orville Wright conducted this flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein publishes his famous Theory or Relativity, E=MC^2
  • William H. Taft (R)

    William Howard Taft is elected the 27th president of the United States.
  • Woodrow Wilson (D)

    Woodrow Wilson is elected 28th president of the United States. Wilson will also play a major role in America entering the war in Europe.
  • Assembly Line

    Henry Ford creates the assembly line to aid in mass producing his Model T automobile. This would be adopted by other manufactures to speed up their production and increase profits.
  • World War I begins

    Archduke Francis Ferdinand is assassinated. This would be the catalyst that would start the war in Europe. Austria-Hungry declares war on Serbia.
  • War at Sea

    The Germans create a war zone surrounding the British Isles. This will create more tension in the region, and create higher tension between the Germans and "neutral" countries such as the United States.
  • RMS Lusitania

    German submarine sinks the passenger liner Lusitania, this would begin to cause Americans to begin to cry out for war with Germany. Germany decreases and regulates submarine warfare in the region to attempt to smooth relations over with America.
  • Trouble at Sea

    The Germans begin unrestricted submarine warfare once again. This act is the final straw for President Wilson.
  • America enters the war

    After German attacks on American ships and the Zimmerman Note, President Wilson declares war on Germany. Officially entering the United States into the conflict. America would join the Allied Powers and begin sending troops and aid to the front, they will arrive in France in June of that year.
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    The Spanish Flu broke out and would become the worlds deadliest pandemic to date. This would oddly aid in the victory of the Allied Powers in WWI.
  • Fourteen Points

    President Wilson addresses Congress with his Fourteen Points. His Fourteen Points were intended for the recovery of the war torn areas once fighting had ceased. His goal would be to spread Democracy to foreign lands.
  • First American Victory

    The first American independent victory of the war was in the Battle of Cantigny.
  • Attack at Meuse-Argonne

    The final offense of the way would occur here. At 5:30 on the morning of September 26, 1918, after a six-hour-long bombardment over the previous night, more than 700 Allied tanks, followed closely by infantry troops, advance against German positions in the Argonne Forest and along the Meuse River. This would be the beginning of the end of the war in Europe.
  • The War is over.

    Germany signs the Armistice at Compiegne. This would formally end the fighting and conclude World War I.