Chapter 24

  • Hay-Pauncefote Treaty

    Hay-Pauncefote Treaty
    Secretary of State John Hay negotiated with Britain this treaty that permitted the United States to construct and control an Isthmian canal, providing it would be free and open to ships of all nations.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    Roosevelt Corollary
    Theordore Roosevelts policy that warned Latin American nations to keep their affairs in order or face American intervention.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    a conflict that grew out of the rival imperial ambitions of the Russian Empire and Japanese Empire over Manchuria and Korea.
  • Taft-Katsura Agreement

    Taft-Katsura Agreement
    recognized Japan's dominance over Korea in return for its promise not to invade the Philippines.
  • American Fleet

    American Fleet
    Roosevelt sent sixteen battleships of the new American fleet around the world, including a stop in Tokyo.
  • Root-Takahira Agreement

    Root-Takahira Agreement
    Japan and America promised to maintain the status quo in the Pacific, uphold the Open Door, and support Chinese independence.
  • Mexico Revolution

    Mexico Revolution
    Revolution begins in Mexico. The Revolution was characterized by several socialist, liberal, anarchist, populist, and agrarianist movements. Over time the Revolution changed from a revolt against the established order to a multi-sided civil war.
  • "Cooling Off"

    "Cooling Off"
    William Jennings Bryan negotiates "cooling off" treaties to end war. They provided for submitting all international disputes to permanent commissions of investigation. Neither party could declare war or increase armaments until the investigation ended, usually within a year.
  • Toward War

    Toward War
    A Bosnian assassin linked to Serbia murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.
  • WWI

    World War I begins.
  • Luistania

    Hit by a torpedo, the ship sank. 128 Americans died and all the rest of them outraged.
  • Arabic Pledge

    Arabic Pledge
    promised that the U-boats would stop and warn liners, unless they tried to resist or escape.
  • Sussex Pledge

    Sussex Pledge
    The kaiser of Germany agreed to Wilson's demands and promised to shoot on sight only ships of the enemy's navy.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Wilson wins re-election.
  • WWI

    The United States enters World War I.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    imposes sentences of up to 20 years in preison for persons found guilty of aiding the enemy, obstructing recruitment of soldiers, or encouraging disloyalty.
  • War lost

    War lost
    Germany appealed to Wilson for an armistice, and by the end of the month Turkey, Bulgaria, and Austria-Hungary werew out of the war.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    imposing harsh penalties on anyone using "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the government, flag, or armed forces uniforms.
  • Peace Conference at Paris

    Peace Conference at Paris
    Wilson deflected some of the most extreme Allied demands, and he won his coveted Point 14, a League of Nations, designed "to achieve international peace and security."
  • Election of 1920

    Election of 1920
    Warren G. Harding becomes President of the United States.