WWI Timeline

  • The Triple Entente

    The Triple Entente
    The Triple Entente was the name given to the alliance among Britain, Russia, and France after the signing of the Anglo-Russian Entente in 1907. At the start of World War I in 1914, all three members of the Triple Entente entered it as Allies against Germany and Austria-Hungary.
  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    On June 28th, 1914 Ferdinand and his wife were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavarilo Princip. This was one of the things that started WWI. Franz Ferdinand, aged 51, was heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire. He was married to Sophie Chotek von Chotvoka and had three children. Franz Ferdinand was, however, very unpopular because he had made it clear that once he became Emperor he would make changes.
  • The Central Powers

    The Central Powers
    The Central Powers includes Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria.This alignment originated in the Triple Alliance, and fought against the Allied Powers that had formed around the Triple Entente.
  • The Lusitania

    The Lusitania
    The sinking of the Lusitania enraged Americans and hastened the United States' entrance into World War I. On May 1, 1915, the Lusitania left port in New York for Liverpool to make her 202nd trip across the Atlantic. On board were 1,959 people, 159 of whom were Americans.
  • The Easter Uprising

    The Easter Uprising
    The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans with the aims of ending British rule in Ireland and establishing the Irish Republic at a time when the British Empire was heavily engaged in the First World War.
    So it was basically a protest by the Irish saying that they no longer wanted to be part of the British Empire because they didn't want to be part of WWI and that is what the Bristish was caught up in at the time.
  • The Zimmerman Note

    The Zimmerman Note
    The Zimmerman note was a 1917 diplomatic proposal from the German Empire to Mexico to make war against the United States. The note was intercepted and decoded by British intelligence. The note make the Americans so angry and it helped generate support for the United States declaration of war on Germany in April.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    The Espionage Act is 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.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    The Bolshevik Revolution was the overthrow of the Russian government, which took place in october of 1917.The Bolshevik Revolution is also known as the October Revolution because, according to the old Russian calendar (in use until 1918), the government overthrow happened on October 25.
  • The 14 Points

    The 14 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.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    The Sedition Act was an Act of the United States Congress that extended the Espionage Act of 1917 to cover a broader range of offenses.
  • Schenk v The United States

    Schenk v The United States
    This 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.