Essay on The Events Of World War II

1722 Words Dec 11th, 2015 7 Pages
World War 1 took place over the course of four years. The war started in July of 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918, and over thirty two countries were involved. The war started out as a small conflict between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, but eventually it led to a bigger war between the allies and the central powers. Though America was only actively involved in combat for nineteen months, the American people back on the Homefront were significantly affected; the children, African-Americans, and Women of all races were able to push past societal boundaries and build better lives for themselves. The first World War was started because of the assassination of the archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand. The assassination was executed by a Serbian nationalist by the name of Garvillo Princip, who was a member of the secretive military group known as the Black Hand, who goals was to push the major European power to war against one another. After the assassination, Austria declared war on Serbia, after that Germany join in by attacking Russia and led up to France. As the war continue to move on many more countries pick their side, thus creating the the Allied Power and Central Power. However, America didn 't want to get involved and remained neutral. However, it wasn 't too long after that America join in the war due to the German sinking English and French ships and accidentally killing around 130 Americans. This led President Wilson to asked congress to join the…

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