It took a few years, but eventually the United States became involved in the great global conflict now known as World War I. The involvement of the U.S. in World War I solidified the U.S. as a key player on the worldwide stage.
Insights for the US in World War I
- World War I is also sometimes called “The War to End All Wars” and “The Great War.”
- Because World War I was a worldwide conflict, the Web sites listed below contain as much information about world events as they do about the role of the United States in those events.
Top Websites for the US in World War I
FirstWorldWar.com covers the war as a whole, and is not limited to the American perspective. Find material covering the common battles and obscure pieces of history.
PBS presents “The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century.” Look for a timeline, maps of battlefields, a look at the events that led to the war, thoughts of prominent historians on the war and a list of resources for teachers.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: World War I has links to Internet resources organized by topic. Find information on the causes of the war, resistance to the war, the diplomatic history of the war and even literary responses to the war.
EyeWitness to History.com covers first-hand accounts of the sinking of the Lusitania, the American declaration of war, the armistice, the end of World War I and more.
On This Day Articles:
Click on each title, below, for our coverage of important and intriguing events of World War I, as well as other historic events that occurred during the War, in chronological order.
- Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated
- Panama Canal Opens
- Christmas Truce Brings One Day’s Peace in WWI
- Alexander Graham Bell Demonstrates Transcontinental Telephone Line
- Germany Sinks British Liner Lusitania
- Birth of the Irish Republic Declared in Easter Rising
- The “Red Baron” Wins His First Aerial Combat
- France Wins Battle of Verdun
- U.S. Breaks Relations With Germany Prior to Entry Into World War I
- U.S. Enters World War I Against Germany
- Russia’s February Revolution Begins
- Lenin Returns From Exile
- Bolsheviks Execute Czar Nicholas II and Family
- T.A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant Explodes
- Bolsheviks Overthrow Russian Provisional Government
- Armistice Ends World War I
- Treaty of Versailles Signed
- Senate Rejects Treaty of Versailles