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World War 1, The Treaty of Versailles, and The Great Depression

By Cn5546
  • Imperlisim: The US buys Alaska

    Imperlisim: The US buys Alaska
    The US buys Alaska from Russia. It cost 7.2 million. It had oil and timber. It almost doubled the size of America.
  • The Model T

    The Model T
    This car costed $850. Finally people could afford cars! It was still pretty expensive, but it kept on decreasing. Prices just kept on falling. It was designed by Childe Harold Wills.
  • Alliances become popular in Europe

    Alliances become popular in Europe
    This is not good. If one country declares war, the inevitable, will not perhaps happen, its called inevitable for a reason. Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy joined together to form The Triple Alliance. France, Russia, and Great Britain formed The Triple Entente in response to the opposing alliance.
  • The Archduke is murdered

    The Archduke is murdered
    Archduke Francis Ferdinand, from Austria-Hungary, and his wife Sophie were murdered. This tragic event occurred on June 28 of 1914. The war was officially triggered.
  • Germany Increases Troops, navy, and stockpiles wepons

    Germany Increases Troops, navy, and stockpiles wepons
    (I don't know the exact date of most of these things) Germany started increasing its troops. It had near 20 times the army the US had. Britain tried to fight this by increasing their own navy. It was a arms race. This caused tons and tons of tenison. Something was going to happen and it was not going to be good.
  • The Lusitania is sunk

    The Lusitania is sunk
    1,198 people died. 761 people were left alive. It sank it 18 minutes. Many people started to really dislike Germany for this brutal act. It was a terrible loss of life.
  • The Sussex is sunk

    The Sussex is sunk
    This came after the sinking of the Lusitania. At least 50 people died, and some think up to 100 people died.
  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    Germany sent a note to Mexico. It wanted to form an alliance with Mexico, and go against the US if it entered the war. Britain got the note and gave it to the US. The US did not like this.
  • Espionage Act is passed

    Espionage Act is passed
    This act banned newspapers and other printed material. If they thought it threatened the war, they banned it. This is not a very good example of obeying the first amendment.
  • American Troops go to France

    American Troops go to France
    In June of 1917, John J. Pershing, arrived in France with American Troops. They were ready to fight in the deadly warfare. These soilders saw a lot of war.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    Abusive language about the government is banned. Freedom of Speech takes yet another hit.
  • The Treaty of Brest-litovesk

    The Treaty of Brest-litovesk
    This treaty ended the war between Russia and Germany. The lack of Russia in the war was significant.
  • Germany Surrended to the Aillies

    Germany Surrended to the Aillies
    It was a long, deadly, bad war. It is good that it is over. More than 16 million people lost their lives.
  • The eightneeth Amendment is Passed

    The eightneeth Amendment is Passed
    Prohibition is on the coming horizon. This of course made a lot of people angry.
  • Schenck v. United States

    Schenck v. United States
    I understand that some speech can be dangerous. I don't think criticizing the government applies to the "Yell fire in a movie theater” concept. I like the phrase "Freedom of Cruelty" by Shane Koyczan from his poem "Troll". I feel it shows what can happen when people use their words to hurt people. There are limits, like, bullying. Sometimes people kill themselves because of abuse. Bullying should be illegal and it is in some ways, but not all.
  • The nineteeth Amenment is passed!

    The nineteeth Amenment is passed!
    The 19th amement is passed! Women can now vote.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    Held in Versailles, this Treaty was not fair to Germany, in some viewpoints. Germany was required to pay a lot of money. Wilson wanted victory without victory, in a way. He did not want to force unfavorable terms on Germany. He did not get his way. In some ways, I understand why the countries did not listen to his reasoning. The other countries paid a lot more money in the war. They were in the 5 year war longer than the US was. Don't get me wrong, I know the US helped a lot.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Thousands were arrested suspected of being radicals. Some were, some were not. A lot were not radicals. Hundreds of radicals were deported out of the country.
  • Warren G. Harding takes office

    Warren G. Harding takes office
    Warren G. Harding takes office.
  • Tulsa Race Riots

    Tulsa Race Riots
    African American vetrens protected a young black man from lynching. This started riots. 36 people died. Blocks of city street were burned. In a more recent report, around 300 people may have died.
  • Warren G. Harding dies

    Warren G. Harding dies
    Harding had a heart attck at the age of 57. He was in San Francisco.
  • National Orgins Act

    National Orgins Act
    This limited the amount of people who could come into the country. The Statue of Liberty was given to the US by France. It showed how Free America was. People could come into it. I wonder what it would be like if France requested it back. It is much harder to get in to the US for some.
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    The Dawes plan was a plan, which was supposed to figure out the amount Germany had to pay. The US agreed to loan money of Germany, so they could make the payments. This plan proved to not work. Pictured is Owen Young, one of the minds behind this plan. He later, got a plan with his name in it: The Young Plan.
  • Congress decreases War Spending

    Congress decreases War Spending
    The wartime high was 18 billion. In 1925, Congress decreased it to 3 billion.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti are unjustly executed

    Sacco and Vanzetti are unjustly executed
    Two Italian men were executed for a crime. There was no good evidence. This was an act of racism. It was also an act of profiling.
  • Herbert Hoover is elected

    Herbert Hoover is elected
    He was now a president.
  • The Young Plan

    The Young Plan
    This plan was headed by Owen D. Young. It replaced the Dawes plan, which did not work. This plan focused more on banks.
  • Stock Market Begins to fall

    Stock Market Begins to fall
    The stock market starts to fall. Many people sell the stock that they have.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    Things are getting worse in the stock market.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    It has all fallen.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    Hawley-Smoot Tariff
    This tariff increased prices on foreign goods from Europe. Europe got revenge by putting a tariff on US goods. This later destroyed national trade.
  • Reconsturiction Finance Corporation (RFC)

    Reconsturiction Finance Corporation (RFC)
    (I don't know the exact date) This was passed by Congress in 1932. Hoover wanted it to be passed. It gave emergency credit to banks and some other large business. He hoped the banks would give loans. He thought the money would end up in the hands of the people, who needed it. Sadly the banks kept all the money.
  • Dust Storms

    Dust Storms
    These dust stroms forced people out of thier homes. They destoryed crops, and made everything dusty and gray.
  • The Bouns Army

    The Bouns Army
    The Bouns Army wanted their bouns early. It was not due for many years, but due to the depression they needed money. Hoover sent in the army. They tear gased and used hit the vetrens with sticks. You can imainge many people were angery. Hoover did not win the next election. FDR handled the 2nd Bouns Army strike much better than Hoover. This 2nd time was in 1933. His wife E- sang with them. This showed that, despite the fact they could not give them money, they still cared.
  • FDR becomes President of the USA

    FDR becomes President of the USA
    Change is needed after problems occurred with Hoover. FDR would show the country differences that were very significant.
  • The Rise of Hitler

    The Rise of Hitler
    Many German citizens were very upset about The Treaty of Versailles. Hitler was in prison and he wrote the book Mein Kampf. This made him famous.
  • The New Deal: The CCC

    The New Deal: The CCC
    (Not sure on date) Part of the New Deal the Civilian Conservation of Crops, also known as, (perhaps more commonly) the CCC. This program hired more than 2 million young men. They did outside work, doing all kinds of things.