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June, 28 1914 Assassination of the Archduke. August 3 rd, 1914 Germany invades Belgium.

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1 June, Assassination of the Archduke

2 August 3 rd, 1914 Germany invades Belgium

3 August 4 th, 1914-Britain Blockades Germany, Stopping ALL shipments, Including Food

4 Feburary 4 th, 1915Germany declares a (U-boat) submarine blockade of Britain

5 4/22/15 Germany Warns Americans: avoid Ships Carrying Weapons to England

6 June, 1915 William Jennings Bryan Resigns as Secretary of State, Predicting Wilsons Policies Will Lead us into War.

7 May 7 th, 1915 The Lusitania (Carrying Weapons) sunk by a U-boat. 128 US Civilians killed

8 Wilson protests this violation of the United States' neutral rights

9 8/ Germany Sinks the Arabic, a British Ship, Killing 40 Civilians

10 8/30/1915 Arabic Pledge: Wilson Threatens War--Germany Promises Stop Sinking Ships Without Warning

11 3/24/ Germans Break Arabic Pledge and Sinks the Sussex

12 5/4/1916 Germany Makes the Sussex Pledge -Promising to Stop Sinking Ships Without Warning

13 Summer/Fall 1916: Wilson Wins Reelection Campaigning on the SloganHe Kept Us Out of War!

14 2/ Germany Resumes Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

15 2/24/1917 Zimmerman Telegram Shown to Wilson-Germany Offers Alliance with Mexico, Promises To Return Land US Stole

16 4/6/1917US Declares War on Germany


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