Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife are assassinated.
This happened after the Archduke was assassinated.
Emperor Franz Joseph declares war on Serbia.
The Western Front is the side of France. Germany thought that they would attack and destroy the Western Front first and then move on toward the Eastern Front
Any ship approaching England is considered a legitimate target.
1,198 civilians, including 128 American's, die.
President Woodrow Wilson tells Germany to stop.
The telegram against the US is found and translated by the British.
The longest battle of the war, the Battle of Verdun, is fought to a draw with an estimated one million casualties
Germans launch the first of five major offensives to win the war before American troops appear in the trenches. German advance is finally stopped in late June
Allied counter offensives on the Somme push the German army back and into retreat
The Battle of the Somme results in an estimated one million casualties and no breakthrough for the Allies. British introduce the tank, an effective weapon but far too few to make much of a difference
This amendment gave women the right to vote. http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/anthony/tennratification.gif