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The assassination of Archduke Francis

1914

The beginning of World War 1.
The U.s became neutral.
His wife was killed.
He was AustriaHungary president.
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American citizens

1915

Nearly 1,200 people die including 128 American citizens when a German submarine sinks the Lusitania.
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Avoiding war

1916

Avoiding war helps President Wilson Win Reelection\

War ends on November 11

1918

An armistice ends war.

Senate rejects Treaty

1919

The Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles.

Peace Treaty Signed

1921

The United States Signs a peace Treaty with Germany

first Neutrality Act

1935

congress passed the first Neutrality Act. The law is intended to keep the United States out of foreign conflicts

World War ll

1939

World War ll begins as Germany invades Poland. The United States remains neutral but President Roosevelt seeks to aid the Allies, such as Britain and France.
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Japanese planes bomb the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

1941

The next day, the United States entered World War ll on the Allied side

Japan is defeated

1942

The United States Navy defeats Japan at the Battle of Midway.

Allied troops land at Normandy in France

1944

On D-Day, June 6, Allied troops land at Normandy France. Within a few months, France is liberated from the Nazis.

End of World War ll

1945

Germany surrendered in May and Japan in September