WWI Timeline Semester Project

Timeline created by savanakennedy
In History
  • Schleiffen Plan

    Schleiffen Plan
    Long before WWI, Germany had plans for what they would do if a contenintal war occured. It included defeating one ally, then others much easier
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    The Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand, is assassinated by a Serbian terrorist group called the Black Hand.
  • Russia sides with Serbia

    Russia sides with Serbia
    Russia sides with Serbia, and many other alliances take interest into WWI.
  • The Beginning of WWI

    The Beginning of  WWI
    In order for Germany to capture Paris, they needed free passageway through Belgium. In attempts to stay nuetral, Belgium denied free access to Germany. German troops invaded Belgium, starting WWI.
  • British Blockade

    British Blockade
    Britain enforces a naval blockade in attempts to keep supplies from coming into Germany. The blockade is successful, starving parts of Germany.
  • Lusitania is Sunk

    Lusitania is Sunk
    In response to the British Naval blockade, Germany enforces unrestricted submarine warfare. A result was the Lusitania, a passenger ship holding 1,198 people, including 128 Americans, is sunk.
  • Germany Stops Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

    Germany Stops Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
    The U.S. is outraged by the sinking of the Lisutania, which killed 128 innocent Americans. In fear of the U.S joining the war, Germany stops using unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • Enlisting Illegally

    Enlisting Illegally
    At the age of 16, Stanley S. Lane enlisted into the US Army. When it was discovered that he was only 16, he was offered a discharge, but he refused to leave.
  • Zimmerman Telegraph

    Zimmerman Telegraph
    The Zimmerman Telegraph is decoded by British Intelligence. The Telegraph reveals that Germany proposed an alliance to Mexico. In return, Germany would help Mexico get back lost states from the U.S.
  • U.S. in WWI

    U.S. in WWI
    The U.S. joins the war, as U.S. citizens are angered by the contents of the Zimmerman Telegraph.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    The Selective service act is put into place by U.S. congress, forcing many to join the war. Many U.S. citizens are outraged, as the U.S. is fighting for democracy across the seas, but destroying it in the U.S.
  • Discrimination

    Discrimination
    In order to serve overseas, Stanley S. Lane needs to get a US citizenship. He tries to get a citizenship a second time, as he was born in Poland. He gets denied again, which he believes is because of his Jewish name.
  • Peace Treaty

    Peace Treaty
    Germany and Russia signed a peace treaty, giving Germany land from Ukraine and Poland. Peace on Germany's eastern front gives them more soldiers for the west, which is trouble for France, Britain, and the U.S.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    U.S. Congress put the Sedition Act into place, which would imprison or give large fines to those who spoke against the U.S. U.S. citizens outraged for democracy.
  • Kaiser Resigns

    Kaiser Resigns
    Kaiser Willhelm renounced his place as German Kaiser, ending any possible hope for German victory. He lived in Netherlands for the rest of his life.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    An Armistice is signed, ending WWI. November 11th is now known as Veterans Day.