WWI Histroy timeline.

  • Causes of WWI

    Causes of WWI
    Causes of WWI videoMilitarism:Development of armed forces and their use as tools of diplomacy
    Alliance System:Formal agreement or union between nations
    Imperialism:Extending economic and political control over weaker nations.
    Nationalism:Devotion to the interest and culture of one nation
  • The Allied and Central Powers

    The Allied and Central Powers
    Allied and Central PowersThe Central Powers: Gernany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey.
    The Allied Countries, or the Entente: Great Britan, France, Russia, and later on, USA and Italy.
  • Franz assassinated

    Franz assassinated
    Who killed Franz Ferdinad
    Fran Ferdinad was killed by Gavrilo Princip a man that was in the group called The Black Hand. They were set to kill him while he was visiting friends in the hospital. Franz's driver had taken a wrong turn and started to back up. When he did Princip stepped forward and shot Franz's pregnant wife in the stomach, she died almost instantly. Then he was shot in the neck and died a little while latter.
  • Franz assassination (continued)

    Franz assassination (continued)
    The Black Hand (who was from Serbia) wanted to kill Franz because he had made it clear that when he was emporer that he would make changes and they didn't want changes.
  • When WWI started

    When WWI started
    Declaration of WarWWI or "The Great War" began on July 28, 1914 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia for killing their Arch Duke Franz Ferdinad and his wife.
  • Women's roles

    Women's roles
    women's rolesThousands worked in munitions factories, offices and large hangars used to build aircrafts. They also knitted socks for the soldiers on the front, as well as other voluntary work, but as a matter of survival women had to work for paid employment for the sake of their families. Many women worked as volunteers serving at the Red Cross, encouraged the sale of war bonds or planted "victory gardens".
  • Fist battle began

    Fist battle began
    where the first battle wasThe first battle of WW1 began on this date and lasted 12 days, ending on the 16.
  • Trench warfare

    Trench warfare
    This video shows pictures of life in the trenches.Life in the trenches was disease ridden and pest infested. There were rodent investation, and many of the casualties were from deaths in the trenches. Sodiers had to watch out for lice, even if they shaved their hair the bug was still on their clothes and other places. They had to watch out for frogs also because they were everywhere.
  • Brittish Blockade

    Brittish Blockade
    BlockadeThis introduced that starting Feburary 18 that any ship that passed through and by England, could and would be shot down so that no food or supplies could get to England. Many people starved and it caused many deaths.
  • 3 new weapons

    3 new weapons
    WW1 weaponsPoison gas: it was first used on this date and it either blinded sodiers so they were an easier target, or slowly killed them.
    Tanks: They were first used on July 1,1916 countries started using them because they were tough, and big, and could shoot from long distances.
    Airplanes: They were first used for fighting in April of 1915. They could shoot from the air and they went so fast it was hard to hit them.
  • Lusitania sinking

    Lusitania sinking
    Lusitania sinking storyThis ship was taking a group of American people on tours and they were sailing by England, a war zone, and German soldiers sunk it. Many people died.
  • The Great Migration began

    The Great Migration began
    During WW1 Between 300,000 and 1,000,000 African-Americans moved north because an increased number of unskilled factory job openings as northern manufacturers boosted production and they needed workers, and African Americans needed jobs. Over all, 6 million blacks moved north during this time.
  • election of 1916

    election of 1916
    election of 1916Woodrow Wilson won the election in 1916 because their campaign slogan was "He kept us out of war" and much of America seemed to beileve that.
  • Zimmerman note

    Zimmerman note
    zimmerman note.This note was sent from Minister Arthur Zimmerman to Mexico, promising them American land if they joined Germany's side of the war.
  • America joins the war

    America joins the war
    We join the fight.America joined the war on the side of the Allies because Germany submarines bombed the Lusitania and killed 200 Americans. Woodrow Wilson warned Germany not to bomb them and they didn't stop, so we joined against them.
  • CPI

    CPI: or the Committee onn Public information, was created by Wilson to promote the war domestically while publicizing American war aim abroad.
    It was created by Woodrow Wilson.
    It used propaganda to inform people about America's side of the war. it used every medium available to create enthusiasm for the war effort.
  • Selective Service Act statistics

    Selective Service Act statistics
    Selective Service ActOn this day, the selective service act was passed by congress, in which around 1 million men had drafted into the war.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    It originally prohibited any attempt to interfere with military operations, to support U.S. enemies during wartime, to promote insubordination in the military, or to interfere with military recruitment. But in Schneck V. U.S. Schneck thought that it violated freedom of speech, but the Spreme court did not believe so.
  • WIB: War Industries Board

    WIB: War Industries Board
    The WIB was formed to coordinate the purchase of war supplies.
    It's first leader was Frank A. Scott but then he was replaced by Daniel Willard, but then, in January 1918 he was replaced by Bernard M. Baruch.
    It dealt with labor-management disputes resulting from increased demand for products. It regulated disputes between demands for supplies.
  • 14 point system

    14 point system
    It was created by Woodrow Wilson. It was intended to assure the country that the Great War was being fought for a moral cause and for postwar peace in Europe. It was made to create a system of peace for when the war was over.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    It was created to broaden and expand the Espionage Act. Though the legislation enacted in 1918 is commonly called the Sedition Act, it was actually a set of amendments to the Espionage Act.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    This is a video of actual footage from this day.It was signed in a railway carraige in Compiegne Forest at 5 AM on this date.
    It had been determined to go into effect on the eleventh day, on the eleventh month, on the eleventh hour.
    It only lasted 30 days.
    Two minutes before the armistice came into effect, a Canadian soldier was killed by a German Sniper.
  • Europe, before and after

    Europe, before and after
    The new countries that were created in result of WW1 are these: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, and Austria-Hungary which were split into two separate countries.
  • WW1 final statistics

    WW1 final statistics
    Which is equivalent to
    $3,900,473,000,000 today
    3 trillion 900 billion 473 million dollars all in all. The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I were over 35 million.
  • Schenck v United States

    Schenck v United States
    Charles Schenck got in trouble for selling posters, flyers, etc. against the war and it ended up going to the Supreme Court. Schenck believe that the Espionage Act (the reason that he's there) didn't support the first ammendment of freedom of speech. The court ruled that it did not violate the first amendment, and he spent six months in jail.
  • The Big 4

    The Big 4
    The four nations that made up "The Big Four" were: U.S., France, Great Britain, Italy.
    The four leaders of The Big Four were, Woodrow Wilson (United States), David Lloyd George (Britain), Vittorio Orlando (Italy), and Georges Clemenceau (France.)
  • League Of Nations

    League Of Nations
    The League Of Nations was created by Woodrow Wilson and it was created to ensure that war never broke out again.
    If a dispute occured, the Leauge of Nations would solve it with any of these three points:
    -It could call on the states in dispute to sit down and discuss the problem in an orderly and peaceful manner.
    -If that didn't work, they would use physical force.
    -This meant that military force would be used to put into place the League’s decision.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The pro's and con's of the Treaty of Versailles are these:
    Pro's: Germany was forced to accept the blame for causing the war, also known as "war guilt", Germany was to reduce its army to 100,000 men, All germany's colonies were given to France, Britain and other counties.
    Con's: Some American's thought that the treaty was way to harsh on Germany and they wanted it abolished, it pretty much made America the "babysitter" of the world, America would always have to be ready to use military force.
  • Treaty of Versailles (part 2)

    Treaty of Versailles (part 2)
    It was created to make sure that Germany paid the consiquences for starting the war. It made them have "war guilt" which just made sure that they knew it was their fault for starting the war. They had to downsize their military and navy. They had to give back the colonies that they had been controlling during the war, they had to pay for all of the damages caused by the war.