World War I began in late July of 1914. It resulted in over fifteen million deaths. Though it was triggered by the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, it had been brewing for years. Differences in opinion over major foreign policies were the actual causes for the war between the Allied (Britain, Belgium, Greece, Italy, France, Japan, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and United States) and the Central (Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, and Turkey) Powers.
These reading worksheets dive deep in the events leading up to and the aftermath of World War I. We look at what specifically caused the war. We take a deep look at the Allied and Central Powers. We look at the key events of the war and the role of the United States in the conflict.