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When the war in Europe began in 1914, Russians united behind the czar.

1914

World War I begins in Europe

1914

Assassination of Archduke in Austria

1914

German submarine sinks the Lusitania

1915

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

In 1916, Wilson ran for reelection against Republican Charles Evans Hughes.

1916

In February 1916, Representative Jeff McLemore-

1916

In February 1916, Representative Jeff McLemore introduced a resolution in Congress.

Avoiding war helps President Wilson win reelection.

1916

Soldiers are killed and wounded in the Battle of Verdun

1916

An estimated 1,000,000 soldiers are killed and wounded in the Battle of Verdun.

In March 1917, riots protesting the shortage of food turned into a revolution.

1917

Draft

1917

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.

April, 2, 1917- U.S. enters the war

1917

The United States enters the war.

On 11-11-1918, the German emperor was forced to resign.

1918

In January 1918, even before the war ended, Wilson outlined his peace plan.

1918

On Nov.9, 1918 at 11 A.M.-

1918

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

1918

In June 1918, American troops plunged into their first major battle in Belleau wood, outside Paris.

By March 21, German forces had massed near the French town of Amiens.

1918

In early 1918, Germany mobilized its troops for an all-out attack on the Allies.

1918

An armistice ends the war on November 11.

1918

Armistice ends war on November 11

1918

An armistice ends the war on November 11, 1918.

The Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles.

1919

Repeal

1920

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.

League of Women Voters

1920

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

1920

Bootleggers are smugglers/people who hid bottles of liquor in their boots.

Prohibition

1920

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.

By 1920, Mexicans were the leading foreign-born in California.

1920

The United States signs a peace treaty with Germany.

1921

Equal Rights Amendment

1923

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.''

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1998