World War I and The Art of War

Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophie (Courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine) (3)

Timeline

1914

June 1914 – Franz Ferdinand, archduke of Austria-Hungary, and his wife Sophie are assassinated

July 1914 – Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

August 1914 – Germany declares war on Russia, France, Belgium, and invades France
Britain declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary
US declares its neutral stance
France declares war on Austria-Hungary
Japan declares war on Germany
Austria-Hungary declares war on Belgium and invades Poland (Russian)

(OHS) (4)

October 1914 – Commission for Relief in Belgium

(Courtesy The National WWI Museum and Memorial) (5)

1915

January 1915 – Bread rationing introduced in Germany

May 1915 – German U-boat torpedoes the civilian ship Lusitania, including 128 US citizens

Lusitania leaving New York Harbor (Courtesy Library of Congress) (6)

1916

June 1916 – National Defense Act signed into law expanding the size and scope of the US military

November 1916 – Woodrow Wilson is reelected

1917

February 1917 – US severs relations with Germany

April 1917 – US declares war on Germany and officially enters WWI

May 1917 – Selective Service Act

June 1917 – Espionage Act
First US Troops arrive in France
First Liberty Loan

July 1917 – First lottery of draft

December 1917 – The Eighteenth Amendment is passed and prohibition begins

1918

January 1918 – 14 Points

Poster promoting Daylight Saving Bill (Courtesy Library of Congress) (7)

March 1918 – Daylight saving time begins in the US

November 1918 – Armistice (eleventh day, eleventh month, eleventh hour) WWI ends

(Courtesy Library of Congress) (8)

1919

January 1919 – Peace conference in Paris

February 1919 – League of Nations created

June 1919 – Germany and Allies sign the Treaty of Versailles

July 1919 - Treaty of Versailles is submitted to the Senate

August 1919 – The Nineteenth Amendment passed by Congress giving women the right to vote

November 1919 – Treaty of Versailles not ratified by Senate

(Courtesy Library of Congress) (10)



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