Chapter 24

  • Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty

    Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty
    The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty between The US and the newly independent Panama. The US was granted control over a 10 mile wide canal zone, in exchange for granting independence and payment.
  • Roosevelt Corallary

    Roosevelt Corallary
    Roosevelt announces his Corallary to the Monroe Doctrine to Congress. The Announcement stated that if a latin american country wasn't running the way we wanted them to the US could intervene.
  • Taft-Katsura Agreement

    Taft-Katsura Agreement
    Secretary of War Taft goes to Tokyo to negotiate. Here he helps create the Taft-Katsura Agreement, notes taken during conversations between him and Prime Minister Katsura about Japanese-American affairs. Gave Japan a free hand in Korea in return for its promise not to invade the Phillipines
  • Root-Takahira Agreement

    Root-Takahira Agreement
    Agreement between Japan and America. Created in an exchange of diplomatic notes. The two countries recognized the status quo in the Pacific, support Chinese independence, and upheld the Open Door policy
  • Bosnian assasin murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Bosnian assasin murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    The Archduke was killed by a terrorist group in the hope that Bosnia will be freed from Austria-Hungary.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    the first ocean steamer sailed through the completed canal, which had cost $375 million to build.
  • Women's Peace Party forms

    Women's Peace Party forms
    Groups such as the Women's Peace Party or the American League to Limit Armament were formed in the 1915s to protest war. The Women's Peace Party met in a ballroom and was formed.
  • Luistania

    The ship was torpedoed and 128 American Died.
  • Pancho Villa Revolts

    Pancho Villa Revolts
    Mexican General Pancho Villa revolted in early 1916. He led attacks on border towns that hurt Americans. He killed 17 Americans who were traveling by train through Mexico, and burned a New Mexico town, killing 16 more Americans. Wilson sent General Pershing into Mexican territory to hunt for Pancho Villa
  • Sussex Pledge passed

    Sussex Pledge passed
    Sussex Pledge passed. The Kaser of Germany agrees to Wilson's demands and promises to shoot and sight only ships of the enemy's navy. Wilson accepts pledge.
  • Wilson Wilson's "preparedness" parade

    Wilson Wilson's "preparedness" parade
    With an American flag draped over his shoulder, Wilson marched in a giant preparedness parade in Washington
  • U Boats

    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.
  • Congress Declares War

    Congress Declares War
    Wilson asks and receives a declaration of war with Germany
  • Selective service Act

    Selective service Act
    Wilson passes the selective service act to allow a draft, which inducted 2.8 million people into the army.
  • Sedition Act Passed

    Sedition Act Passed
    Sedition act passed and imposed harsh penalties on anyone using "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the government of the United States.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    Congress passes the Espionage Act. The law punished anyone found guilty of supporting America's enemies, interfering with military recruitment, or encouraging disloyalty. The postmaster general was permitted to remove any materials that could incite treason from the mail
  • 14 points

    14 points
    Wilson appears before Congress and outlined the terms for his Fourteen Points plan. They failed to satisfy wartime emotions that sought vindication. The only three things fulfilled were the establishment of a an independent Poland, Evacuation and restoration of Belgium, and Evacuation and restoration of all French lands
  • German Surrender

    German Surrender
    This is when thearmistice was signed
  • Peace Conferance

    Peace Conferance
    27 nations were represented the "Big Four" dominated it.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versilles is signed by the great powers. Germanies imperial possesions are broken up and new countries are made.