World War I

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  • Franz Ferdinand Assassination

    Franz Ferdinand Assassination
    The assassination of the Archduke sparked the beginning of World War I
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
    After the assassination of the archduke Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia this was the start of the first World War
  • First use of gas as a weapon by the Germans

    First use of gas as a weapon by the Germans
    The Germans started to use the gas attacks on the battlefield. Scientists had to invent gas masks to protect the soldiers from the gas.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The Germans used their U-Boats to attack the passenger ship that was later found to secretly be carrying war supplies.
  • Wilson re-elected, declares american neutrality

    Wilson re-elected, declares american neutrality
    President Wilson got re-elected in November 1916.He decided that the United States couldn't stay involved in the war.
  • Zimmermann Note

    Zimmermann Note
    Arthur Zimmermann, a German government employee, sends a telegram to the German Embassy in Mexico. In this telegram he encourages the Mexican government to invade the southern border or the United States. His idea is to distract America from the European affairs. The British intercept the telegram and inform President Wilson. At first the American people feel this is just British propaganda. Those opinions helped to influence whether you were pro-war or anti-war.
  • U.S. declares war

    U.S. declares war
    On the cold, rainy evening of April 2,1917, he asked Congress decided that the nation had to defend its rights if it wanted to remain a world power.
  • Bolsheviks led by Lenin overthrow Russian government

    Bolsheviks led by Lenin overthrow Russian government
    In November 1917, riots broke out over the new Russian government's handling of the war and the scarcity of food and fuel. A group called the Bolsheviks overthrow this government.
  • War ends

    War ends
    This great war, was the first world war. The Central Powers and the Allies fought a great war but it was officially over. The Allies won the war with the United States. The war ended on the 11th day of the 11th hour of the 11th month.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles brought an end to World War I. In this treaty Germany agreed to end the fighting, and return all military men to Germany.