Caitlin-World War 1 Timeline


The great migration

1910 - 1930

The definition of the great migration is the movement of 1.3 million African-Americans out of the South to the North, Midwest and West between 1910 to 1930. African Americans moved to free themselves from racism, for better opportunities in both education for children and employment, and land. One destination was California, where it supplied an abundance of jobs in industry. Between 1965-70, 14 main states contributed to the migration. Some of these included Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

World War 1 started


World war 1 started because Archduke Francis Ferdinand was shot. One other reason is Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. The major allied powers are Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the U.S.A.

Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated

June 28, 1914

Archduke Francis Ferdinand was visiting parts of his empire. He and is Duchess Sophie hoped to show friendship toward the Serbs who lived in the southern city of Sarajevo. Gavrilo Princip was the assassin who killed Archduke Francis Ferdinand.

The Lusitania sank


A German submarine sank the British passenger ship Lusitania.
This killed more than 1000 people.
Then Germany agreed not to attack any more passenger ships.

The United states joins World War I

April 6, 1917

The US joined the war because of the Germans sinking passenger ships.
Woodrow Wilson was the president of the United States when World War 1 began. We entered the war when President Wilson declared war on Germany.

World War 1 ended

November 11, 1918

The final Allied push towards the German border began on October 17, 1918. As the British, French and American armies advanced, the alliance between the Central Powers began to collapse. Turkey signed an armistice at the end of October, Austria-Hungary followed on November 3.