On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, along with his wife.
This is the wrong street!
Germany invades Belgium on August 4, 1914.
We're invading your country!
On May 7, 1915, a German submarine sinks the Lusitania. Of the 1,198 people that died, 128 were Americans.
On February 25, 1917, British intelligence intercepts a message from Arthur Zimmermann of Germany that was meant for Mexico. It proposed an alliance in case of war between Germany and America. It also promises land .
How dare they!
Congress, I want to declare war on Germany!
On April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson tells Congress that he wants to declare war.
Congress accepts the offer, and war is declared on Germany on April 6, 1917.