Nearly 1,200 people including 128 American citizens, die when a German submarine sinks the Lusitania.
In February 1916, Representative Jeff McLemore introduced a resolution in Congress.
An estimated 1,000,000 soldiers are killed and wounded in the Battle of Verdun.
On May. 18, 1917, Congress passed the Selective Service Act. It required all men from ages 21 to 30 to register for the military draft. a draft is a law requiring people of a certain age to serve in the military.
The United States enters the war.
On Nov.9, 1918 at 11 A.M.- the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month- World War 1 ended at last.
In June 1918, American troops plunged into their first major battle in Belleau wood, outside Paris.
An armistice ends the war on November 11, 1918.
By the mid-1920s, almost half of all federal arrests were for Prohibition crimes. By the end of the decade, many Americans were calling for the repeal, or cancellation, of Prohibition.
In 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, head of the National Woman Suffrage Association, set up the League of Women Voters.This organization worked to educate voters, as it does today.
Bootleggers are smugglers/people who hid bottles of liquor in their boots.
At the stroke of midnight on the morning of January 16,1920, church bells rang all across the United States. What some people called the "noble experiment" had begun. The experiment was Prohibition, a ban on the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor anywhere in the United States.
Paul's proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) stated that ''equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of gender.''