World War 1

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The Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

1914

His wife leads the war U.S remains neautral

An armistice ends the war on November 11

1914 - November 11 1918

Nearly 1200 people die

1915

Including 128 American citizens die when a German submarine sinks the Lusitania

An estimated one million soldiers are killed and wounded

1916

in the Battle of Verdun

Avoiding war helps President Wilson win reelection

1916

The Russian Revolution begins

1917

The Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles

1919

The U.S signs a peace treaty with Germany

1921