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  • Hay-Pauncefote Treaty

    Great Britain and the United States were empored to build an Isthmian canal.
  • Russo-Japan War begins

    This war was fought over the conflicting ambitions of the two nations.
  • Roosevelt Corollary introduced

    This policy warned Latin American nations to keep thier affairs in order or face American intervention.
  • Taft-Katsura Agreement occurs.

    This agreement recognized Japanese power in Korea.
  • US fleet circumnavigation

    Roosevelt sennds the United States' fleet around the world, to show power.
  • Mexican Revolution begins

    This occurred because Porfirio Diaz was overthrown as President.
  • Panama Canal was completed

    The canal was completed after ten years of construction.
  • World War I begins

    The war was a clash between England, France, and Russia agianst Germany, the Austro-Hungarain Empire, and the Ottoman Empire.
  • Lusitania sunk

    A German U-boat torpedoed this ship full of Ameicans, which infuriated the United States.
  • Arabic pledge

    The Germans agreed to restrict their submarine warfare, in America's favor.
  • 1916 Elections

    Woodrow Wilson beats Hughes with the slogan "He kept us out of war".
  • Sussex Pledge

    This pledge clarified what the German U-boats could or could not shoot.
  • Pancho Villa Expediton begins

    This expedition was led by Pershing and it's goal was to capture Pancho Villa, who was reeking havoc along the border.
  • U-boat warfare

    Germany continues unrestricted U-boat warfare.
  • America enters the war

    America declares war on Germany after the U-boat affairs and the Zimmerman letter.
  • American troops arrive in Europe

    The first American troops arrive in France late in the war.
  • Espionage Act passed

    This act discouraged aiding the enemy, obstructing recruitment of soldiers, or encouraging disloyalty.
  • Sedition Act passed

    This act imprisoned anyone using disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the gavernment, flag, or armed forces uniforms.
  • War Armistice

    This ended the fighting in World War I with the allies as the victors.
  • Election of 1920

    Warren G. Harding won the election over James Cox for president.