WWI Major Events

By Morah
  • Causes of World War 1

    Causes of World War 1
    WW1 causes
    Imperialism-Extending economic, military power, & political control over weaker nations.
    Millitarism-Development of armed forces & their use as tools of diplomacy.
    Alliance System-Formal agreement or union between nations.
    Nationalism-Devotion to the interest & culture of one nation.
  • Map

    Two new countries in Europe were Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. Countries before the war, France, Germany, Britain, Austria-Hungary, Russia, U.S.A, and Italy. A lot of things disappeared after WW1, but many countries stayed and were added.
  • Franz Ferdinand

    Franz Ferdinand
    Franz Ferdinand
    Franz Ferdinand was killed by Gravillo Prinsip. He wanted a reason for them to go to war with Serbia.
  • Allies v Central Powers

     Allies v Central Powers
    VideoTriple Entente or Allies Triple Alliance
    -France -Germany
    -Britain -Austria-Hungary
    -Russia -Italy (Becomes good guy)
    -USA - + Ottoman Empire=Central Powers
    -Turkey later joins
  • Brittish Naval Blockade

    Brittish Naval Blockade
    Bristish Blockade
    The Britsh Blockade was when the Britsh put a blockade on German ports and stopped neutral ships on the seas to examine cargoes. The Germans claimed that over 763,000 civilians died from starvation. They said it also caused many uprisings in Germany. The blockade continued even after the Armistice of 11 November 1918, in order to force Germany to sign the controversial Treaty of Versailles in June 1919.
  • Where the Fighting began.

    Where the Fighting began.
    The battle was called the Battle of Liege, Belgium.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    Trench WarfareTrench WarfareThe conditions during trench warfare were terrible. It was very unsanitary. The smell of rotting bodies, lice, rats, and diseases. Over 200,000 men died in the trenches and battles of WW1, but most died from the diseases that were brought to them from the unsanitary conditions in the trenches.
  • Lusitania

    Lusitania was a passenger ship traveling to Europe. The Germans sent out a warning if the ship enters the war zone they could be shot down and sunk. Two ships were sunk carrying American citizens not only once, but twice and the United States entered the war. They say the Germans were the ones to blame.
  • Great Migration

    Great Migration
    Leader of the Great Migration was Marcus Garvey. The Great Migration, a long-term movement of African Americans from the South to the urban North, North, offered freedom from legally sanctioned racial discrimination, but industrial employers turned away African Americans who approached the factory gates.
  • Election of 1916

    Election of 1916
    Election of 1916
    Woodrow Wilson won the election of 1916 because he stated that he had kept us out of war.
  • 3 New Weapons

    3 New Weapons
    Three new weapons that were used in WW1 were flamethrowers, gas and gas masks, and maching guns. The basic idea of a flamethrower is to spread fire by launching burning fuel. It was better used from a closer distance rather then far away. It was used to set alarm to enemy territories and to kill and could clear out any enemy territories. Poison gas was one of the most feared weapons in WW1. It was more of an irriatant rather then to kill. It would leave the people in agony and less usefull.
  • Womens's Roles

    Womens's Roles
    Women took care of the the farms. They worked the fields and took care of the hosue and kids while their husbands nwere away at war. It wasn't always easy and it took a lot of work.
  • Zimmermann Note

    Zimmermann Note
    Zimmermann Note
    The Zimmermann Note was a 1917 diplomatic 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.
  • America Joins the War

    America Joins the War
    America joins the war
    First the sinking of the Lusitania and then when they found the Zimmermann note from Germany to Mexico. They were hesitant to announce it at first because Wilson had kept them out of the for so long.
  • CPI

    Committee on Public Information was an independent agency of the government of the United States created to influence U.S. public opinion regarding American participation in World War I. Words, pictures, songs, parades, and many similar devices are the typical means of making propaganda. Woodrow Wilson was the leader of this group. They used propaganda. Examples- "is, if at first they do not enrage, use an atrocity. It has been employed with unvarying success in every conflict known to man."
  • Espionage Act & Sedition Act

    Espionage Act & Sedition Act
    The Espionage 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. The Sedition Act of 1918 covered a broader range of offenses.
  • WBI

    The War Industries Board was to coordinate the purchase of war supplies. The organization encouraged companies to use mass-production techniques to increase efficiency and urged them to eliminate waste by standardizing products. The board was led initially by Frank A. Scott. Example- War Industries Board regulated the two to decrease tensions by stopping strikes with wage increases to prevent a shortage of supplies going to the war in Europe.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    This was for men staritng at a young age to go and fight in WW1. 24 million men signed up to go to war, but only three million were drafted.
  • Armistice

    The armistice between the Allies and Germany was an agreement that ended the fighting in the First World War. It was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne Forest on 11 November 1918 and marked a victory for the Allies and a complete defeat for Germany, although not technically a surrender
  • 14 Points

    14 Points
    14 points
    The Fourteen Points was a speech given by United States President Woodrow Wilson. Summary of the 14 pts covenants of peace, territorial waters, economic barriers, national armaments will be reduced, sovereignty, Russian territory, Belgium, French, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro, Ottoman Empire, Polish populations, and general association.
  • Big 4

    Big 4
    United States, France, Great Britain, and Italy. Leaders were Woodrow Wilson of the United States, David Lloyd George of Britain, Vittorio Orlando of Italy, and Georges Clemenceau of France.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    VideoThe League of Nations was an intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. It was the first permanent international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace. Woodrow Wilson was the author of this.
  • Schenck v United States

    Schenck v United States
    Charles Schenck was responsible for printing, distributing, and mailing to prospective military draftees during World War I, including 15,000 leaflets that advocated opposition to the draft. The Court, in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., held that Schenck's criminal conviction was constitutional. The First Amendment did not protect speech encouraging insubordination.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was 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 ended actual fighting. Germany had to accept responsibility for causing the war. It cost lots of money to pay off everything.
  • Final Statistics

    Final Statistics
    Final Statistics
    All countries totaled together.
    Mobalized forces- 65,038,810
    Total $-7,750,919