Timeline created by Tyrik Lackey
In History
  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    a teenage Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, as their motorcade maneuvered through the streets of Sarajevo.
  • Great War begins

    Great War begins
    Also called World War 1, caused by the assassination of Franz Ferdinand
  • Kaiser declares “open season” on ships

    Kaiser declares “open season” on ships
    proclaimed that the North Sea was a war zone
  • Lusitania sank

    Lusitania sank
    German u-boat sank the Lusitania which was British and had 120 Americans on it
  • Wilson re-elected

    Wilson re-elected
    Wilson won against Charles Evans Hughes in the 1916 election
  • Zimmerman note intercepted

    Zimmerman note intercepted
    A note sent from Germany to Mexico trying to get them to Ally with Germany
  • US declares war on Germany

    US declares war on Germany
    The US declared war on Germany because of their use of unrestricted submarines warfare and becauase of the Zimmerman Note
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    authorized the federal government to raise a national army for the American entry into World War I through the compulsory enlistment of people.
  • Convoy system

    Convoy system
    Ships would sail together for protection and security
  • Espionage Age passed

    Espionage Age passed
    made it a crime for any person to convey information intended to interfere with the U.S. armed forces prosecution of the war effort or to promote the success of the country’s enemies.
  • Russia pulls out of the war

    Russia pulls out of the war
    Bolsheviks overthrew the government and they withdrew from the war.
  • Flu Epidemic

    Flu Epidemic
    1918; an unusually deadly influenza epidemic
  • Fourteen Points speech

    Fourteen Points speech
    The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for world peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I
  • Sedition Act passed

    Sedition Act passed
    extended the espionage act by nobility speech and expression of opinion
  • Germany signs armistice

    Germany signs armistice
    the agreement that ended the fighting on the Western Front.
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    Battle of the Somme

    Battle between the French and British empires against the German empire