WORLD WAR I
When Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, it started a chain reaction of events leading to WWI.
Assassination of Archduke
German submarines sink passenger ship Lusitania, carrying 1200 people, 130 being American.
Germany invaded Belgium on August 4, 1914, marking the start of World War I.
Germany invades Belgium
Germany resumes submarine warfare after restricting it. This is argued to be the biggest reason for USA entering the war.
Germany resumes submarine warfare
A telegram, from a German official, asking for Mexico's alliance is intercepted. This angers American citizens.
Congress declares war on Germany 4 days after President Wilson outlines his plan.
America enters the war
Germany signs a peace treaty with the new Russian government, giving land to Germany.
German and Russian peace
On November 11, 1918, Germany surrendered. This stopped fighting while a treaty was signed.
"World War I Timeline Of Important Dates." Shmoop.com. N. p., 2019. Web. 19 Mar. 2019.