World War One
Timeline By: Claire Reinking
Triple Alliance - 1870
As part of its plan to unify Germany, 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.
Petitioning to Declare War - April 2, 1917
Wilson petitions to Congress to declare war on Germany.
United States Enters War - April 6, 1917
The US officially declares war on Germany
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Selective Service Act of 1917
This Act required all men between 21 and 30 to register for the draft.
Riots Break out in Russia - March 1917
This caused Czar Nicholas the II, the leader, to abdicate the throne, beginning the Russian revolution
Germany's last offensive - March 21, 1918
Launched a large gas attack and artillery bombardment along the western front.
Battle of the Argonne Forest - September 26, 1918
Most massive American offensive from the AEF that was launched from the region from the Meuse River and the Argon forest. Although the Germans inflicted heavy casualties, their position slowly fell to the advancing American troops
Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia declare independence - October 1918
War Ends - November 11th, 1918
War is over