The Beginning of World War I

570 Words2 Pages
What started World War One and the events that drew the United States in to it? A young man by the name of Gavrilo Princip shot and killed the archduke heir to the Austrian throne, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie at point blank range. Princip actions cause an outrage among the Europeans which escalated the bitter freud with the Serbian and the Austro-Hungarians. The disputes over and many other issues lead to the Austro-Hungarians and its German ally declaring war on Serbia. The Russians allied with the Serbians. With this move the Germans declared war on both Russia and France. During the conflict, the Germans drew the British in the war by using parts of Britain land to reach its enemy. By doing this Germany was disrespecting British desire to stay out of the war and remain neutral; therefore this forced Britain into the conflict. However with all the conflict on land, Germany began targeting submarines. This was one of the more significant reasons why the United States entered the war. Submarines were still relatively a new idea and gained tremendous value during World W...

More about The Beginning of World War I

Open Document