America Becomes a World Power Timeline

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    Benjamin Harrison

    Didnt have any impact
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    Grover Cleveland

    leveland’s foreign policy was in many respects very traditional, but what set him apart from his contemporaries, and many of his predecessors, was his willingness to employ American power in a limited way for anti-imperialist ends.
  • American Imperialism in the Phiippines

    American Imperialism in the Phiippines
    Filipino guerillas under the leadership of Emilio Aguinaldo began fighting for independence from Spain.
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    William Mckinly

    During his tenure, the United States acquired overseas territories, fought and won a war with a European power, and attempted to set international norms regarding trade with China. In short, the United States emerged on the world stage in new and unprecedented ways.
  • Carving Up of China

    Carving Up of China
    The picture shows that European nations and Japan are trying to divide China's markets among themselves. There is an intense tension between England and Germany, who are fighting to get the same region of China. Other countries, Russia, France, and Japan, are concerned with what regions to take over. At the back, Chinese man is trying to stop the division,but can not stop it due to his powerlessness
  • Explosion of the USS Maine

    Explosion of the USS Maine
    USS Maine exploded in Havana harbor, killing 260 American crewmen. Immediate cause of the Spanish-American War
  • American iperialism in the Philippines

    American iperialism in the Philippines
    Two days after the US Congress declared war on Spain, Commodore George Dewey sailed for Manilla with Aguinaldo on board. On May 1, the US Navy arrived in Manilla Bay, securing the harbor while the guerrillas surrounded the capital city
  • The Spanish American War

    The Spanish American War
  • Anti-Imperialists League

    Anti-Imperialists League
    League against the signing of the Treaty of Paris of 1898 because they felt it went against the principles of freedom for the Filipinos, it would take in cheap workers and/or possibly add peoples that could pollute our stock-race (white)
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    Hawaii was annexed by the United States when President William McKinley signed the Newlands Resolution on July 7, 1898. In this agreement, the U.S. gained access and possession of all ports, buildings, harbors, military equipment and public property that had formally belonged to the Government of the Hawaiian Islands.
  • Treaty of Paris 1898

    Treaty of Paris 1898
    Ended the Spanish-American war. U.S. received the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines from spain, & provided future Cuban independence
  • Hurrah For The Fourth of July

    Hurrah For The Fourth of July
    The three countries, Hawaii, Cuba, and Philippines, are celebrating the American holiday. Holding hands symbolize that they are in unison of supporting American influence on their nations. In addition, they are holding American flags to show they welcome America
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    Philippine-American War

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    The Boxer Rebellion and Open Door Policy

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    During his presidential term, Theodore Roosevelt and imperialism were closely linked. With imperialism as a rather new concept in the U.S., and the need to establish the country as a world power, it's no surprise that Roosevelt - renowned for being unabashedly progressive in both political and social arenas – led the charge.
  • American Imperialism in Samoa

    American Imperialism in Samoa
    The western islands became known as Western Samoa.The eastern Samoan islands became unincorporated territory of the United States and became known as American Samoa.
  • The Treaty of Portsmouth and the Russo-Japanese War

    The Treaty of Portsmouth and the Russo-Japanese War
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    Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal

  • Roosevelt's Corollary

    Roosevelt's Corollary
    Expanded upon the Monroe Doctrine: claimed that the US had the right to intervene in the Caribbean & Latin America if a nation had trouble paying its debts. TR’s “big stick diplomacyExpanded upon the Monroe Doctrine: claimed that the US had the right to intervene in the Caribbean & Latin America if a nation had trouble paying its debts. TR’s “big stick diplomacy”
  • American Imperialism in the Phiippines

    American Imperialism in the Phiippines
    The majority inhabitants of Moro Province - the independent Muslim Filipinos - refused to give in to U.S. leadership. Comparing the "uncivilized" Moros to American Indians, the U.S. military ordered them to submit or to be exterminated. By 1906, they were defeated: 600 were killed in one battle - women and children included.
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    Dollar Diplomacy

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    William Howard Taft

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    Woodrow Wilson

    During his tenure as President, Woodrow Wilson encouraged the country to look beyond its economic interests and to define and set foreign policy in terms of ideals, morality, and the spread of democracy abroad.