War to End all Wars

War to End all Wars

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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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