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confusing correspondence between cousins (Tsar/Kaiser) misunderstanding each other's intentions
Willy Nicky Letters
Germany faced with 2 front war devise this plan to sweep through Neutral Belgium and capture Paris outflanking Maginot line
Von Schlieffen Plan
planned by Winston Churchill to outflank the Axis through Turkey (Dardanelles), disaster, slaughter on beaches, Feb 1915
England defeats Germany, destroys German Navy, Baltic Sea, Jellico vs Scheer, June 1916
Battle of Jutland
German pledge to not sink any ships after another British passenger ship sinks (killing 2 Americans)
German pledge to not sink passenger ships without warning after they broke the Arabic Pledge, attempt to keep US out of the war
intercepted letter from Germany to Mexico that makes Germans look diabolical and evil
a Russian Orthodox Christian/mystic who helped to discredit the tsarist government and may have helped lead to the fall of the Romanov Dynasty
peace treaty between Russia and the Axis Powers expelling Russia from the war, March 3, 1918
Treaty of Brest Litovsk
act that gave US govt control over US industry, food, fuel, natural resources, manufacturing, prices, economy
Lever Act (Overman Act)
board that regulated use of coal and kept it at a reasonable price during WWI
Fuel Administration Board
member of the Fuel Administration Board who regulated use of coal and kept it at a reasonable price during WWI
board that orchestrates rationing with "Meatless Mondays" "Wheatless Wednesdays", even helps feed millions of starving Russians after war
Food Administration Board
member of the Food Administration Board who orchestrates rationing with "Meatless Mondays" "Wheatless Wednesdays", even helps feed millions of starving Russians after war
boards that worked with labor organization to prevent strikes / slowdowns with guaranteed hours and pay raises
War Labor Board, War Labor Policy Board
act that set harsh punishments for speaking out against war or govt or spying on the US
Espionage and Sedition Act
act that raised inheritance, excise and income taxes, paid 1/3 total cost of the war
War Revenue Act 1916
act that authorized $2 bil short term notes and $5 bil in bonds, $3 bil directly to allies
War Loan Act
division under French command, consisted of 85,000 troops, suffered high casualties in Belleau Woods
battle between Germany an the US at a commune in Northern France outside of Paris
Battle at Chateau-Thierry
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