• Lusitania

    Lusitania was a British ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland. The ship entered passenger service with the Cunard Line on 26 August 1907 and continued on the line's heavily-traveled passenger service between Liverpool, England and New York City, which also hadf a port of call at Queenstown Ireland on westbound crossings and Fishguard, Wales on eastbound crossings.
  • Assassination of Ferdinand

    Assassination of Ferdinand
    On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins coordinated by Danilo Ilić. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia.
  • Election of 1916

    Election of 1916
    Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall were renominated at the 1916 Democratic convention held in St. Louis in June. The president was really close to great public approval, following his successful effort to convince Germany to change its submarine warfare policy.
  • Zimmerman note

    Zimmerman note
    Zimmermann Note was a 1917 proposal from the German Empire to Mexico to make war against the United States. The proposal was caught by the British before it could get to Mexico. That angered the Americans and led in part to a U.S. declaration of war in April.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution of 1917 is also called the Bolshevik Revolution or the October Revolution. In 1917 there were actually two revolutions in Russia. One was the February Revolution in which the Tsar abdicated his throne and the Provisional Government took power. The other was the October Revolution in which the Provisional Government was overthrown by the Bolsheviks.
  • Selective Service Act

    It passed by the Congress of the United States on May 18, 1917. It was for men to go to WWI at a young age.
  • Espionage Act of 1917

    Espionage Act of 1917
    A United States federal law passed on June 15, 1917, shortly after the U.S. entry into World War I. It has been amended numerous times over the years. It was originally found in Title 50 of the U.S. Code (War) but is now found under Title 18,
  • War Industry Board

    War Industry Board
    This was a United States government agency established on July 28, 1917, during World War I, to coordinate the purchase of war supplies. The organization helped companies to use mass-produce techniques.
  • Fourteen points

    Fourteen points
    The Fourteen Points was a speech given by United States President Woodrow Wilson to a joint session of Congress on January 8, 1918. The address was intended to assure the country that the Great War was being fought for a moral cause and for postwar peace in Europe.
  • Armistice

    Armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
  • Schenck v. US

    Schenck v. US
    It was a United States Supreme Court decision that upheld the Espionage Act of 1917 and concluded that a defendant did not have a First Amendment right to express freedom of speech against the draft during World War I.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    It 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 on 28 June 1919.