World War I and the Treaty of Versailles.

By kw9048
  • Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

    Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia by Gavrilo Princip. Princip was a member of the Black Hand terrorists who believed that Bosnia should be a part of Serbia (not Austria-Hungary).
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    Causes of WWI to the Start of WWII

  • War on Serbia

    After the assassination, Kaiser William II, the German emperor, assured Austria-Hungary that Germany would stand by its ally if war came. Confident in Germany’s support, Austria-Hungary then sent a harsh ultimatum to Serbia demanding Serbia’s total cooperation in an investigation into the assassination. When Serbia did not agree to all of the demands, Austria-Hungary declared war against them on July 28, 1914.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary ignored Serbia's readiness to seek a peaceful end to the crisis and declared war.
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  • Germany Declares war against Rusia

  • Germany Declares war against France.

  • Germany invades Belgium.

    Germany invaded neutral Belgium on its way to France. It took them 3 weeks to cross Belgium.
  • Austria-Hungary Declares war on Russia

  • Russia invades Germany

    370,000 Russian soldiers invated Germany.
  • France and Britain declare war on Austria-Hungary

  • Battles on the Western Front - Alsace-Lorraine

    The French intended to attack the Germans in Alsace and Lorraine and then push on to German's capital, Berlin, but they were defeated and more than 40,000 Frenchmen died there between August 20 - 23.
  • Battle of Tannenberg and Battle at Masurian Lakes on Eastern Front

    On August 26 - 31, 1914 the Germans defeated Samsonov's army killing over 80,000 Russian soldiers. Then the German army headed east to attack Rennenkampf's army at the Masurian Lakes. About 125,000 Russian soldiers were killed duringthe second week of September. These were major German victories but diverted German troops from the Western Front.
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    First battle of WWI

    The first battle was the Battle of the Marne. Which lead to Germans using trenches and Machine guns, which the French and British would soon copy. Later the Germans would use poison gas.
  • First Battle of Ypres

  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    Both English and German soldiers made a temprorary truce and spent the night talking, singing, playing footbal(soccer), giving gifts and drinking. The leaders of the war learned about the Truce and warned that next year anyone who tried to do this would be shot.
  • The first Zeppelin raid on Britain

    The first Zeppelin raid on Britain
    First Zepplin attack
  • Germany attacks Allied ships

    Germany starts sinking allied ships with U-boats and submarines.
  • Britain bombarded Turkish forts in the Dardanelles

  • Second Battle of Ypres

  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    A German U-Boat sank the Lusitania off the coast of Ireland killing 1198 people including 128 Americans.
  • Italy declared war on Germany and Austria

  • The Germans captured Warsaw from the Russians

  • Start of the Battle of Loos

  • French Vessel Sussex Attacked by German U-Boat

    A German U-Boat sinks the Sussex. There are 80 casualties including 25 Americans. 50 passengers die.
  • Germany Warned to Stop Attacks Against Vessels

    President Woodrow Wilson demanded that Germany stop attacks about vessels and threatened to cut off diplomatic ties with Germany.
  • Battle of Jutland

  • Start of the Brusilov Offensive

  • Start of the Battle of the Somme

  • End of the Brusilov Offensive

  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    The British intercepted a telagram from Germany's foreign minister Arthur Zimmerman to Germany's minister to Mexico offering Mexico the right to reclaim Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in return for an alliance.
  • Zimmerman Telegram Published

    US newspapers published the Zimmerman telegram causing anger and outrage against Germany.
  • U.S. enters WWI

    The U.S. declares war against Germany.
  • Start of the Third Battle at Ypres

  • Battle of Caporetto – the Italian Army was heavily defeated

  • The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Russia and Germany.

  • Battle at Cantigny

    First victory for American troops.
  • Germany asked the Allies for an armistice

  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was the peace treaty that ended World War I. In the treaty, Germany was declared responsible for the war and was forced to pay huge reparations for the damage caused by the conflict. Its armed forces was strictly limited and much of its territories were taken away. The bitterness and economic upheaval that the treaty caused in Germany was a major cause of World War II.
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  • 19th Amendment passed- Women had the right to vote

    19th Amendment passed- Women had the right to vote
    President Woodrow Wilson declared that if women could do the jobs of men, they should also be able to vote.
  • Warren G Harding Ellected President

    Warren G Harding Ellected President
  • Hyperinflation begins in Germany

    Hyperinflation begins in Germany
    Germany makes too much money
  • Calvin Coolidge Elected President

    Calvin Coolidge Elected President
    Calvin Coolidge is elected president after Warren G Harding died in office.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    High school teatcher John Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution. A trial was held to decide if it was illegal to teach evolution in a public school but in the end the court only fined John Scopes $100 and did not address evolution.
  • Herbert Hoover elected President

    Herbert Hoover elected President
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    Recession Occurs

    A recession started when the Federal Government increased interest rates.
  • Stock Market reaches all time high

    The Stock Market reached a high of XX and many banks and people invested hoping the market would go higher. Instead by October 29 it had dropped 39.6%.
  • Great Stock Market Crash

    Great Stock Market Crash
    Black Thursday
  • Empire State Building Opened

    Empire State Building Opened
    The Empire State Building Opens.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President
  • WWII Begins

    WWII Begins
    WWII began in Europe. The United States is not involved yet.