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On June 28, 1914, The Archduke of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a Serbian terrorist. Sparking a chain of events that lead to the Great War.
On May 7, 1915, a British ocean liner, the Lusitania, was torpedoed off the Irish coast without warning. It sank with the loss of 1,200 lives, including 114 Americans.
On March 24, 1916, a German submarine torpedoed the French steamer, the Sussex, with the loss of more American lives. But again Germany defended the attack.
On April 6, 1917, two weeks after German submarines torpedoed three American ships,
After 8 months of fighting, the German leaders wanted to call an agreement to stop fighting. On November 11, 1918, the Great War ended
To pay for the war, the federal government had $32 billion for expenses directly related to the war. To raise the money, the government sold "Liberty Bonds" to the public. By 1920 the sale of bonds
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