Imperialism in America

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    Imperialist Era of the United States

  • Yellow Press Journalsim

    Yellow Press Journalsim
    Joseph pulitzer and william Ranolph Hearst began writing Exaggerateds stories of spanish atrocites during the spanish american war.These stories began a crave for American involvment in central america.
  • Explotion of USS Maine

    Explotion of USS Maine
    Explotion on U.S. battleship USS Maine kills 266 while sitting off of coast of cuba in order to protect us interests in Cuba. This creates an uproar over claims that the Spanish set mines it blow up the ship. Later investigations found that it was most likly caused by gas explotion in coal bunker.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    The Spanish American War was faught over freedom of cuba from Spanish rule. This began Americas notion to forcefully improve or help other countries.
  • Commodore George Dewey attacked spanish fleet

    Commodore George Dewey attacked spanish fleet
    Commodore george Dewey attaced an outdated spanish fleet in the Philippines and won. He sunk or captured the entine spanish fleet leading ot the defeat of spanish in the Pacific Ocean. This gave America a stronger imperalist grasp over Cuba.
  • Marines Capture Guantanamo Bay

    Marines Capture Guantanamo Bay
    U.S. troops were terribly supplied and trained, with obsolete rifles and heavy wool uniforms. Even with their poor surcumstaces they successfully captured Guantanamo.
  • Rough Riders

    Rough Riders
    The Rough Riders were a group of volunteer calvary lead by Theodore Roosevelt. They were the first of their kind and faught in the battle of kettle and San Juan Hills during the Spanish American war.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty ended the Spanish American war. It was signed by Secretay of State John Hay. It gave freedom to cuba from spain,Ceded PuertoRico and Guam, and Sold the Philippines to the United States.
  • What to do with Philippines

    What to do with  Philippines
    President Mckinley doesnt want tot return them to spain. Instead he feels the United States has and obligation to govern it.
  • Rebellion in the Philippines

    Rebellion in the Philippines
    Emilio Aguinaldo nationalish who helped aid the United States during the American Revolution. Guerilla warefare was used but the U.S. crushed all rebellions. The United States forced civilans into concentration camps and tortured and killed suspected insurgents. America was doing what ever it felt was necessary to controll the Philippines and acted without consequences.
  • "Open Door" Policy

    "Open Door" Policy
    United states Secretay of State, John Hay, sets up an " open door" policy with china, in which all countries are treated equally. in return U.S. gave chinese money to fund education.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    The fiercely nationalist Boxer Rebellion begins in China. The Boxers killed foreign missionaries and besieged Beijing. It took 20,000 troops to end the rebellion.
  • Capture of Emilio Aguinaldo

    Capture of Emilio Aguinaldo
    United States forces captured Aguinaldo on march 23rd 1901 and hoped the rebellions would end. The Fighting continued until the political reform in late 1901 under Taft.
  • The Platt Amendment

    The Platt Amendment
    The Platt Amendment, issued by Congress, stated the conditions American troops would withdraw from Cuba under. It replaced the Teller Amendment. These Conditions stripped the rights of the now freed Cubans.
  • Japan attacks Russia

    Japan attacks Russia
    Japanese attack the Russian Pacific naval fleet without warning or declaration of war. This caused over 100,000 causalties to the russians. The United States feels that they must do something due to being a world power.
  • Roosevelt ends the Russo-Japanese War

    Roosevelt ends the Russo-Japanese War
    President Theodore Roosevelt invites Rusian and Japanese leaders to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to mediate and end the war. Roosevelt later wins the Nobel Peace Prize for this action.