• Assassination of the Archduke

    Assassination of the Archduke
    The assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand set into motion a series of international events that led to World War I. This one event is widely considered the most important event in leading up to war. Chose this because you told us to use it.
  • The First Battle of the Marne begins

    The First Battle of the Marne begins
    First battle in WW1. Was fought from September 5th to 12th 1914. It resulted in an Allied victory against the German Army under Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke the Younger.Trench warfare begins as soldiers on both sides dig in.
    - Chose this because it was explained as the beginning of the war.
  • 2nd Battle of Ypres

    2nd Battle of Ypres
    This battle was for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium, following the First Battle of Ypres the previous autumn. It marked the first mass use by Germany of poison gas on the Western Front.
    -Was a major battle.
  • The Battle of Gallipoli begins.

    The Battle of Gallipoli begins.
    was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War I. The campaign began with a failed naval attack by British and French ships on the Dardanelles Straits in February-March 1915 and continued with a major land invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25.
    -Because, this event had failures and successes, which always effect things to come.
  • Lusitania is sunk

    Lusitania is sunk
    The British ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed without warning by a German submarine off the south coast of Ireland. Within 20 minutes, the vessel sank into the Celtic Sea. Of 1,959 passengers and crew, 1,198 people were drowned, including 128 Americans.
    I like this event because everyone hears about it, and it could have effect on the war.
  • The Battle of Verdun

    The Battle of Verdun
    The Battle of Verdun begins. The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War I and was one of the bloodiest. It was fought between the German and French armies on hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France.
  • The United States declares war on Germany.

     The United States declares war on Germany.
    President Wilson appeared before a joint session of Congress and asked for a declaration of war against Germany in order to "make the world safe for democracy." On April 4, Congress granted Wilson's request. America thus joined the carnage that had been damaging Europe since 1914. Germany's renewal of unrestricted submarine warfare and the revelation of a proposed German plot to ally with Mexico against the US prompted Wilson's action.- Was the US's beginning of involvement.
  • The Battle of Passchendaele

    The Battle of Passchendaele
    The Battle of Passchendaele (also known as the Third Battle of Ypres) was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the Allies of World War I against the German Empire. The battle took place on the Western Front, from July to November 1917, for control of the ridges south and east of the Belgian city of Ypres in West Flanders, as part of a strategy decided by the Allies
  • German flying ace, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, is shot down.

    German flying ace, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, is shot down.
    The Red Baron was flying too near the ground–an Australian gunner shot him through his chest, and his plane crashed into a field alongside the road from Corbie to Bray.
    I liked this highlight and event because it was unique.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.