World war 1

World War 1

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    World War 1

  • Hay-Pauncefote Treaty

    Hay-Pauncefote Treaty
    A treaty with Great Britain empowers United States to build Isthmian canal.
  • European dominance

    European dominance
    Many countries in the Western Hemisphere owed money to European governments and banks, and often these nations were poor, prone to revolution, and unable to pay. the situation invited European interevention. Venezuela defulted on debt; England, Germany, and Italy sent Venezuela an ultimatum and blockaded its ports. American pressure forced a settlement of the issue.
  • Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty

    Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty
    granted the US control over a canal zone ten miles wide across the Isthmus of Panama. In return, the US guarenteed the independence of Panama and agreed to pay colombia a one time fee of $10 million and an annual rental of $250,000.
  • Russia and Japan

    Russia and Japan
    war broke put between Russia and Japan. Roosevelt offered to mediate, acting on a request from Japan.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    Roosevelt Corollary
    Roosevelt took charge of the Dominican Republic revenue system.
  • Lodge Corollary

    Lodge Corollary
    The US Senate added the Lodge Corollary, which warned foreign corporations not to purchase harbors and other sited of military significance in Latin America.
  • Colombia and the Canal

    Colombia and the Canal
    Wilson agreed to pay Colmbia $25 million in cash, give it preferential treatment in using the canal, and express "sincere regret" over American actions. Roosevelt was furious, and his friends in the Senate blocked the agreement.
  • Nicaragua

    Wilson negotiated a treaty with Nicaragua to grant the US exclusive rights to build a canal and lease sites for naval bases.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    the first ocean steamer sailed through the completed canal, which had cost $375 million to build.
  • Begining of WWI

    Begining of WWI
    At the start of WWI, Japan seized some German colonies, and issued the Twenty-One Demands insisting on authority over China.
  • Sussex Pledge

    Sussex Pledge
    Germans agreed to Wilson's demands and promised to shoot on sight only ships of the enemy's navy.
  • Esionage Act

    Esionage Act
    imposed sentences of up to 20 years on anyone found guilty of aiding the enemy, obstructing recruiment of soldiers, or encouraging disloyalty.
  • U-boats

    The German ambassador informed Lansing the begining February 1, U-boats would sink on sight of all ships in the waters around England and France.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    Provided for the registration of all men between the ages of 21 and 30. Early in June, 9.5 million men registered for the draft.
  • America in the War

    America in the War
    The first American soldiers reached France.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    a wartime law that imposed harsh penalties on anyone using "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the US government, flag, or armed forces.
  • Germans attack

    Germans attack
    the Germans launched a massive assault in western Europe.
  • End of War

    End of War
    Germany appealed to Wilson for an armistice, and by the end of the month, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Austria-Hungry were out of the war.
  • The Peace Conference

    27 nations were represented the "Big Four" dominated it.
  • Colombia and American treaty

    Colombia and American treaty
    included Wilson's first 2 prosivisions but omitted the apology.