World War I
1870- France gave up territory by the German border
1892- Franco Russian Alliance
1898- Germany started a large navy
1908- Austria-Hungary added Bosnia
1915- Germans started using U-Boats
1915- Sinking of the Lusitania
1916- America torpedoed a French ship
1916- American Election year
1916- Germans took over the sky with fighter planes
Germany took over the sky with fighter plans and were very dominant with them. Germans really did like to patrol the skies during the war. Their strategies differed greatly from the allied.
1916- The British introduced the armored tank
1917- American owed allies over 2 billion dollars
1917- We gained control of the Zimmerman telegram
Neither Mexican or American people considered the Zimmerman telegram serious at first. Americans were upset about it and many called for war. President Wilson was looking for peace.
1917 - Sinking of 7 American ships
This was the final straw in which the Americans had enough. The American people did not participate in the war until this time in 1917.
1917- President Wilson petitions for War with Germany
1917- WWI devastate Europe
1917- Germans started using poison gas
1917- Riots broke out in Russia
1917- Australian soldiers load an artillery shell during the Battle of Passchendaele
1917- American expeditionary force arrives in Paris
The Americans were ordered to march through a battalion through France.