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World War I

  • Assasination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assasination of Franz Ferdinand
    This is the event that catalyzed World War I. Franz wanted to visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia, a country that Austria-Hungary had just acquired. Franz was the heir to the Throne, and was going to visit the soldiers of Bosnia, when he and his wife were killed by a Serbian terrorist, Gavrilo Princip.
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  • Austria Promises War

    Austria-Hungary demands that Serbia stops its support of Terrorism within two days.
  • Austria-Hungary Declares War

    Serbia does not comply with Austria-Hungary's demands, so Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.
  • Germany Declares War on Russia

    After demanding that Russia stop mobilizing, Germany, an ally of Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia.
    Because Russia and France are allied, this brings France into the war.
  • Britain Joins War

    While Germany is trying to invade France, they pass through Belgium, an ally of Britain, bringing Britain into the war.
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    Tension Grows between US and Germany.

    (Beginning date not exact)
    This is the prewar period where tension between Germany and the United States grows. It ends with Wilson signing off the US to war.
  • September 1914

    September 1914
    (Date Not Exact)
    Germany has advanced to within 30 miles of Paris.
    Trench warfare being used.
    Current stalemate between forces.
  • End of 1914

    End of 1914
    (Date Not Exact)
    Ottoman Empire has joined the Central Powers
    New weapons of war developed.
    These include, Machine gun, mortar gun, airplanes, flamethrowers, toxic gas, grenades, and more.
  • Sinking of Lusitana

    Sinking of Lusitana
    German U-Boat sinks British passenger liner "Lusitania," under the suspicion that it is carrying weapons.
    This event fuels American distate for Germans.
  • American Union Against Militarism formed

    American Union Against Militarism formed
    (Date Not Exact)
    Solcial reformer make the American Union Against Militarism as a response to World War I Roger Baldwin is seen in the picture, he was a leading member of the AUAM.
  • Sussex Pledge

    Sussex Pledge
    After German U-Boats attact the French passenger ship "Sussex" and kill 80l; Germany promises to warn ships before attacking.
    This was known as the Sussex Pledge
  • Wilson Re-Elected

    Wilson Re-Elected
    Wilson wins the 1916 election.
    He used the slogan "He kept us out of war."
    It was a narrow victory.
  • Germany ends Sussex Pledge

    Germany informs the US that it will end the Sussex pledge, and continue unrestricted submarine warfare.
    This was a German tactic to bring the united states into the war.
  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    (Date not exact)
    US Government intercepts the Zimmerman Note, which states that if Mexico wages war on the US, Germany will reward them with Mexico's lost US territory.
  • Sinking of US Ships Germany

    Sinking of US Ships Germany
    March 16th - March 18th
    Germany sinks US ships City of Memphis, Illinois, and Vigilancia.
    This event causes the cabinet to unanimously vote for war.
  • United States Declares War

    United States Declares War
    President signs a war resolution passed by a majority vote by Congress and Senate. At this point most of United States supports the war, as it is know as the "War To End All Wars." Goverment begins preparing and training US troops for overseas war.
  • Lenin Truce

    Lenin Truce
    Lenin signs a truce/peace treaty with Germany Lenin promised Germany access into Russia, so they could strategically plan an attack on Britain.
  • Germany attacks Britain

    Germany attacks Britain, succesfully advances into allied terriotory.
    Very efficient job, and much damage done. By the end of May, they were 50 miles from paris
  • America saves Paris

    American troops save and recapture the village of Cantigny. They go on to stop German attacks at Belleau Wood and Chateau-Thierry.
    "We dig no trenches to fall back on"
  • Final Offensive

    Half a million American troops, as well as 100,000 French soldiers assault the last German strongholds. Pershing leads the battle, and they effectively remove the Germans from France.
    Germans begin full retreat.
  • Armstice

    Representative of the German Republic signs and Armstice with France, promising to cease-fire.
    Six hours later, all fighting stops.
  • Armstice

    German Republic representative signs an armstice, which is a cease-fire.
    Fighting stops six hours later.
  • Treaty of Versailles is Signed

    Treaty of Versailles is Signed
    Allies present the Germans the Treaty of Versailles on may 7th, and it is singed on the 28th of June. This Treaty makes Germany pay for War Reparations.
    This marks the end of World War I