America Over There in WWI

1917

April 2 - Wilson delivered his war message to Congress

April 6 - passed by House 373-50 and signed by Wilson

Apr. 14 - George Creel's Committee for Public Information for propaganda

Apr. 16 - George Goethals Emergency Fleet Corporation for shipbuilding

May 1 - Army Expansion Act

May 16 - Sedition Act

June 15 - Espionage Act

June 20 - 1st of 5 Liberty Loan drives

July 28 - Bernard Baruch's War Industries Board

Aug. 1 - Pope Benedict XV peace appeal influenced Wilson

Sept. 17 - Inquiry group assembled to prepare 14 Points

Oct. 23 - 1st Division of AEF on Swiss border

Nov. 7 - Bolshevik Revolution - Lenin published secret treaties

Nov. 21 - Interallied Conference in Paris created "coalition diplomacy" of 18 nations

Dec. 18 - Congress passed 18th Amendment for prohibition

1918

Jan. 8 - Wilson announced 14 Points in speech to Congress

Jan. 10 - House passed 19th Amendment - ratified 1920

Jan. 15 - 1st Division of AEF at Ansauville

Mar. 3 - Brest-Litovsk Treaty - Russia out of war

Mar. 21 - Ludendorff Offensive

May 28 - Cantigny was the turning point - 1st success of Yanks in France

June 4 - Chateau-Thierry retaken - 1st battle that AEF forces played decisive role

July 15 - 2nd Marne began - Allied counterattack

Oct. - Battle of the Argonne

Oct. 4 - Prince Max of Baden new German Chancellor

Nov. 11 - Prearmistice agreement signed to end war

Ramparts We Watch
America Goes Over
League of Nations fight



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