US History Timeline

Triple Alliance (1870)

Prussia forced France to give up territory along the German border. As a result, France and Germany became enemies. To protect itself, Germany signed alliances with Italy and with the huge empire of Austria-Hungary, which controlled much of southeastern Europe. This became known as the Triple Alliance.
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Franco-Russian Alliance (1894)

The new alliance alarmed Russian leaders who feared Germany intended to expand eastward into their territory in addition Russia and Austria-Hungary were competing for influence in SE Europe. Told the Slavs they would protect them.
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The Triple Entente (1898)

The understanding linking the Russian Empire, the French Third Republic, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
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Germany Begins Building A Large Modern Navy (1898)

The buildup threatened the British, who rushed to build warships. By the early 1900s, Britain and Germany were engaged in an arms race. Then Britian, France and Russia became allies because they all hated Germany.

Austria-Hungary Annexes Bosnia-Herzegovina (1908)

Russia supported the Serbs, but Austria-Hungary worked to limit Serbia’s growth. Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia, which had belonged to the Ottoman Empire, outraging the Serbs. But this annexation let Serbia and everyone know that they had no intention of allowing the Slavs to make their own countries. Which leads to nationalist groups forming, sometimes they are extreme.
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Germans Begin Using U-Boats (1915)

Germans started using U-Boats to sink without warning any ship they found around Britain and They threatened that they would sink any ship sailing around Britain without giving any warning.
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U-Boat Sinks The Lusitania (1915)

A U-Boat sank the British passenger ship the Lusitania killing over 1,000 passengers including 128 Americans.
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Germany Begins Using Poison Gas (1915)

German forces shock Allied soldiers along the western front by firing more than 150 tons of lethal chlorine gas against two French colonial divisions at Ypres, Belgium. This was the first major gas attack by the Germans, and it devastated the Allied line.
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French Ship Is Attacked With Torpedoes (1916)

The United States fires torpedoes at a French Ship and proceeds to sink it.
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American Election (1916)

Wilson Wins and his campaign slogan was "He kept us out of the war."
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Armored Tank Introduced By British (1916)

Britain introduced the Armored Tank during the war, but come to find out that it was nearly impossible to operate in muddy conditions. They could not achieve much with these tanks at the moment.
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Zimmerman Telegram (1917)

Zimmerman sends a telegram promising American land to Mexico if they would declare war on the United States.

U-Boats Sink 7 American Ships (1917)

Germany decided to resume all-out submarine warfare on every commercial ship headed toward Britain, realizing that this decision would almost certainly mean war with the United States. This eventually led to the US entering the World War.
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American Loans Sum Up To Over 2 Billion Dollars (1917)

German forces shock Allied soldiers along the western front by firing more than 150 tons of lethal chlorine gas against two French colonial divisions at Ypres, Belgium. This was the first major gas attack by the Germans, and it devastated the Allied line.
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President Wilson Petitions For War On Germany (1917)

President Wilson appeared before a joint session of Congress and asked for a declaration of war against Germany in order to "make the world safe for democracy."
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Russian Leader Nicholas II Leaves Throne, Causing Riots (1917)

During the February Revolution, Czar Nicholas II is forced to abdicate the throne by the Petrograd insurgents, and a provincial government is installed in his place.
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Bolshevik Party Established Communist Government (1917)

Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik Party seizes power in the aftermath of the battles, allowing them to establish communism.
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American Expeditionary Forces Arrive in Paris (1917)

The American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) consisted of the United States armed forces sent to Europe under the command of General John J. Pershing in 1917 to help fight World War I.
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Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918)

The peace treaty signed in 1918 between the new Bolshevik government of Soviet Russia and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Ottoman Empire), that ended Russia's participation in World War I.
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Battle Of The Argonne Forest (1918)

A part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front. The battle lasted for 47 days.
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Germany Launches Last Offense (1918)

Luderndorff ordered a massive German attack on the Western Front. This Offensive was Germany’s attempt to end World War One. With 500,000 troops added to Germany’s strength from the Russian Front, Luderndorff was confident of success.
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American And French Troops Intercept Germans Before Arriving At Paris (1918)

The American army played a role fighting for the regions around Soissons and Château-Thierry, in collaboration with predominantly French forces. The allied forces had managed to keep their plans a secret, and their attack at 04:45 took the Germans by surprise when the troops went "Over the Top" without a preparatory artillery bombardment, then following closely behind with a rolling barrage.
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Germany Calls For An Armistice (1918)

Faced with an effective British blockade, fierce resistance from the British and French armies, the entrance of the United States Army, political unrest and starvation at home, an economy in ruins, mutiny in the navy, and mounting defeats on the battlefield, German generals requested armistice negotiations with the Allies in 1918.
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Treaty Of Versailles (1919)

Ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
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