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WW1 Timeline - Margarita Gutierrez 9B
14 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017
"He kept us out of war". Democrats barely defeat Hughes and Republicans.
"Peace without victory" -Wilson (Washington)
Wilson in frustration convinces himself that both sides needed to cease hostilities
Germany resumes unlimited submarine warfare (Berlin)
Confident that U.S. help would be too late, they break once again their promise to starve U.K.
(General) Zimmerman decoded (Berlin-Mexico City)
Germany asks Mexico to join the Central Powers. Decoded by the U.K.
(General) Wilson asks Congress for greater powers (Washington)
Wisconsin refuse to grant Wilson Power to wage an undeclared naval war
Russian Revolution deposes Czar Nicholas
Instability in Europe encourages Wilson to act
Wilson asks for declaration of war
"The world must be made safe for democracy"
(General) Food administration formed
Hoover efforts to conserve food and boost agricultural output
(General) Creel Committee issues official propaganda
"Official bulletins" seek to convince Americans of the crusade
(General) War industries created
WIB sets prices and said what goods should be produced by private industry.
Selective Service Act passed (Washington)
3.000.000 men serve as draftees in war
(General) 14 Points declared (Washington)
Wilson's list for a war free world. Including a League of Nations
First victory of American troops
(General) Chateau-Thierry (France)
French and American troops block German advance
(General) Belleau Wood (France)
Americans forces suffers losses but defeats Germany
(General) 2nd Battle of the Marne (France)
Allied powers defeat Germans who begin retreat east
Pershing loses 120.00 men in heavy fighting
America cut German supply lines
Germans surrender, expection peace under the 14 Points (France)
War is over. Over 20 million people died including innocents and troops
Treaty of Versailles signed (France)
Germany signs treaty drafted by "Big Four" which includes huge reparation demands
Assesination of Archduke Ferdinand (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
Serbia starts to mobilize. Alliances created tension before this
Germany declares war on Russia and France
Germans march through Belgium to get to France even though they showed themselves neutral.
(General) Nations align for war
Central and Allied Powers were stablished
Wilson states the U.S's neutrality (Washington)
In a strong public statement, he said that the U.S. won't join the war
Germany declares that waters around the U.K. are war zone
Neutral boats were warned of possible u-boat attack. Wilson warns Germany about the probable lost of American life
Lusitania sunk by Germans (Off coast of Ireland)
Sunk in 18min by a torpedo. Killed 1198 people, in which 128 were Americans
Arabic Pledge (Berlin)
Germany promises to no longer sink unarmed boats. Then sunk British liner Arabic
Sussex Pledge (Berlin)
French steamer sunk. Germany again agrees to follow the rules, but insists that U.K. shall do as well with the freedom of seas international law
(General) Wilson wins presidential elections (U.S.)
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