World War I Project

Timeline created by EmmaTyndall
In History
  • Archduke Assassination

    Archduke Assassination
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, and this sparks World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife were shot to death by Bosnian Serb nationalist during a visit to the capital. This set of a rapid chain of events. Austria- Hungary immediately blamed the Serbian government for the assassination. Russia supported Serbia and Austria askes for supported by Germany.
  • Russia Mobilizes

    Russia Mobilizes
    Russia Mobilizes its vast army against Austria- Hungary. Russia is influenced to do this by favor of their ally Serbia. This starts a chain reaction. Eventually, the rest of the European powers mobilize.
  • World War I Begins

    World War I Begins
    Germany invades Belgium, beginning World War I. Germany wanted to go through neutral countries to hopefully capture Paris. Germany demanded free passage through Belgium. When Belgium refused to try to remain neutral they got invaded,
  • Germans Fire

    Germans Fire
    This was the first time large amounts were used in battle, first gas warfare. The Germans fired shells filled with chlorine gas. This resulted in a near-collapse of French lines. However, Germans are unable to take advantage of the breach.
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania Sinks
    The Lusitania was the largest passenger ship for three months until a larger one was built. Unfortunately, A German submarine sinks the passenger liner Lusitania. The vessel contained 128 Americans out of 1,198 people. The Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat 11 miles off the southern coast of Ireland.
  • Germany Limits Submarines

    Germany Limits Submarines
    Reacting to the outrage of the Lusitania Germany limits submarine warfare. The reason Germany started unrestricted submarine warfare was to scare off traders. They thought that if they scared off the traders, they would be able to take Britain over. They ended up starving them but never won.
  • First Tanks

    First Tanks
    The British deploy the first tanks used in battle. Many broke down on the field. Overal nearly a third of the tanks broke through. These tanks were a project a decade before the war.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    British intelligence gives Wilson the telegram from the German foreign secretary proposing to side with Mexico. Germany wanted to have Mexico fight America and regain Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. Germany thought this way they could take over America by having them fight two countries at the same time. Mexico knew they would lose and didn't fight America.
  • U.S. Enters the War

    U.S. Enters the War
    The U.S. enters the war on the side of Britain and France. Congress authorizes a declaration of was against Germany. More than two million Americans fought on the battlefield. Many Americans were against the U.S. entering the war and wanted to remain neutral.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    Congress passes the selective service act, authorizing the draft. Many Americans thought the Selective Service Act was going against democracy. When the Act passed, not only did it make you have to sign up for the draft, but you couldn't speak badly about America and the army's actions. President Wilson claimed there was no other option and signed the bill into law.
  • Germany and Russia Peace

    Germany and Russia Peace
    Germans sign a peace treaty with the hewBolshevik government. With this peace treaty, Germany was given a lot of lands. Russia had given tracks of land that had been Ukraine and Poland. Germany shifted soldiers to the Western-Front, causing problems for France, Britain, and America.
  • Irving W. Greenwald Goes to England

    Irving W. Greenwald Goes to England
    When Irving went to Europe, he said the ship was completely dark. During the long voyage across the Atlantic, He worried about His wife Leah and his mom. Irving wrote letters to them on the boat ride and in France. He worried about getting seasick but safely arrived oversea.
  • In England

    In England
    When Irving gets to England and steps off the dock, he looks around and sees a suburb. He said It was warmer, and every house was the same with perfect lawns and clean streets. When he got on the Freight cars, he noticed the family's waving and cheering from their yards as they went past.
  • Irving Is Injured

    Irving Is Injured
    A telegram sent to Leah Greenwald told her that her husband was injured. In his diaries, he doesn't say how he was wounded, but we know it was to the leg. Also, we know it gets infected a few times.
  • Battle of Cantigny

    Battle of Cantigny
    The Battle of Cantigny was the first major American offensive war. During this battle, the village of Cantigny was the place of attack. Over 4,000 Americans fought. America took over 100 German prisoners that day.
  • The Battle of Belleau Wood Ends

    The Battle of Belleau Wood Ends
    This battle occurred during the German Spring Offensive in World War I. The battle was America, France, and Britain against Germany. The battle was next to the Marne River in France.
  • Wihelm Abdkates

    Wihelm Abdkates
    Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates ending all hope for German victory. After he resigns he and his retinue slip over border. Later he makes a self--promoting memoir defending his action
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    An Armistice is signed ending fighting on the western front. Many countries celebrated and no one had work this day. We know this day as Veterans Day.
  • Armistice Day In The Hospital

    Armistice Day In The Hospital
    Irving says that he could hear railroad sirens and cheer from every building. All the factories closed and the day was made into a native holiday. Irving also said he could see all the French kissing and hugging in the streets.
  • Back On American Soil

    Back On American Soil
    This day was the day that Irving was back in America. He said he was so excited and ready to see Leah and the Baby. Sadly, even though Irving was back, he had to still stay in a hospital.
  • Period: to

    World War I