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APUSH Period 7

  • Purchase of Alaska

    Purchase of Alaska
    Alaska was first claimed by Russia and Great Britain. Due to the British economic threat for Russia, William H. Seward lobbied and Russia support. Congress bought it for $7.2 million.
  • King Kalakaua Constitution

     King Kalakaua Constitution
    King Kalakaua signed a constitution that destroyed the anarchy control system. It is the beginning for Hawaii to let foreign influence to take control.
  • Alfred Thayer Mahan's Book

    Alfred Thayer Mahan's Book
    Significant to naval power during the 19th century. Published the " The Influence of the Sea Upon History" which influence France and British Empire.
  • U.S. Annex Hawaii

    U.S. Annex Hawaii
    U.S. expansionists took over Hawaii and overthrew monarch Queen Liliuokalani.
  • Yellow Press

    Yellow Press
    Exaggerated and fake news headlines on Spanish abomination in Cuba. It spread in America and many Americans believed it. Most scandalous was New York newspapers, Joseph Pulitzer's World and William Randolph Hearst's
  • De Lome Letter

    De Lome Letter
    Tension started to ignite when a Spanish minister, Dupuy de Lome, wrote a critical letter to America on President McKinley. Though to be an insult towards American national honor.
  • Sinking of the "Maine"

    Sinking of the "Maine"
    "Maine" was anchored in Havana, Cuba when it was explored. Yellow press accused the Spanish of the explosion but later found out that it was probably an accident.
  • McKinley's War Message

    McKinley's War Message
    McKinley a message to Spain to ask for a ceasefire to which Spain agreed to. But U.S. press and Congress demand for war. To yield to public pressure by sending a message to Congress and offered 4 reasons to interfere in Cuban revolution
  • Teller Amendment

    Teller Amendment
    A message from Congress that declared the United States did not mean to take control politically in Cuba. Once peace is established, Cuban government can take control.
  • Invasion of Cuba

    Invasion of Cuba
    The U.S. Navy takes on San Juan Hill and destroyed Spanish fleet at Santiago Bay. Spain could not continue without a navy so asked for peace with U.S
  • Treaty of Peace

    Treaty of Peace
    It recognized Cuba's independence, the U.S gaining Spanish Guam and Puerto Rico, and acquisition of the Philippines by paying $20 million to Spain.
  • Battle of Manila Bay

    Battle of Manila Bay
    Commodore Dewey's fleet fired the Spanish ships at Manila Bay. The U.S won because sided with Filipinos rebels and took Manila.
  • Imperialism in the Philippines

    Imperialism in the Philippines
    Imperialists and anti-imperialists argued to whether they should invade the Philippines. The imperialists won as more votes were decided on the Treaty of Peace.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    Chinese Society of of Harmonious Fists, or Boxers-attacked the Americans including Christian missionaries for settling in their territory. Americans marched to Peking and fought against the Boxers. China paid money afterwards and the imperial regime weakened.
  • Hay's Second Round of Notes

    Hay's Second Round of Notes
    The second note was fr imperialistic powers to preserve China's territorial integrity and remain equal trade with the Chinese empire.It sets a policy for future presidents and once the Open Door policy developed, it influence the relation of the U.S and Japan later on.
  • Insular Cases

    Insular Cases
    The cases in Supreme Court were about the Court ruled that constitutional rights were automatically extended to foreign territories and the power would consider to grant rights to Congress or not.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Second Inauguration

    Theodore Roosevelt Second Inauguration
    Carry out the "big stick" which was seen as an aggressive foreign policy. Wanted to make the United States a world power.
  • Hay-Pauncefote Treaty

    Hay-Pauncefote Treaty
    After the United States negotiate with the British, they allowed the United States to build a canal.
  • Cuba and the Platt Amendment

    Cuba and the Platt Amendment
    Congress withdrew troop in Cuba under terms of an amendment to an army appropriations bill. Made Cuba agree to let the United States interfere to its government and naval base even though it had already claimed its independence.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    Roosevelt Corollary
    Theodore Roosevelt decided to interfere in Latin America's conflict with European powers such as British after the British violated the Monroe Doctrine by forcing Venezuela to pay its debts. The United States managed the taxes at ports to pay all the debts.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    Cause fro the rivalry between Russia and Japan and Japan won. The United States interfered by Roosevelt arranging a conference for the two in New Hampshire 1905. Japanese nationalists wanted more from Russia and blamed the United States for not giving them that.
  • Building the Panama Canal

    Building the Panama Canal
    After revolting Panama's independence in 1903 against Columbia, it was completed by many labors especially George Goethals and Dr. William Gorges because they eliminated mosquitoes to reduce the spread of Yellow Fever.
  • Dollar Diplomacy in China

    Dollar Diplomacy in China
    Dollar Diplomacy is William Howard Taft's plan to promote U.S trade that is supported my American enterprises to other countries. The first place that was Dollar Diplomacy reached was China Taft signed an agreement that wanted foreign powers to invest in railroads there. The U.S Open Door Policy are excluded in Manchuria where Japan and Russia use as joint influence
  • Tampico Incident

    Tampico Incident
    Wilson called for troops against the Mexican government and sent fleet to blockade port of Vera Cruz against Huerta.
  • Lusitania Crisis

    Lusitania Crisis
    Germany torpedoes sank British Lusitania. Challenged the U.S. Neutrality policy. Wilson warned Germany that there will be consequences if they keep sinking other ships. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan disagreed.
  • Election of 1916

    Election of 1916
    Wilson ran for Democrats and Supreme Court justice Charles Evans Hughes ran for Republican. Roosevelt did not want to opt in and that decision ended many Progressive movements. Wilson won.
  • Pancho Villa and the U.S. Expeditionary Force

    Pancho Villa and the U.S. Expeditionary Force
    General John J. Pershing set out to North Mexico to capture Villa, a rebel group against new democratic leader in Mexico Venustiano
    Carranza. Failed to do so.
  • Zimmermann Telegram

    Zimmermann Telegram
    U.S newspapers spread news on Germany and Mexico. Zimmermann telegraphed to Mexico and ask it to ally with Germany as Germany promised to protect its lost areas including Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Aroused the United States and said Germany wants war with the United States.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    Russia was under the control of a czar. Revolutionaries overthrew the czar control and decide on a republic rule.
  • Espionage and Sedition Acts

    Espionage and Sedition Acts
    Socialists and pacifists oppose to government's war policy. The Espionage Act imprisoned people that rebelled against armed forces and the draft. The Sedition Act in 1918 prohibited from acting or opposing verbally to the government.
  • Fourteen Points

    Fourteen Points
    A peace statement made by Wilson at the end of World War I. Recognize freedom, make treaties, and remove trade barrels are some characteristics of the Fourteen Points.
  • Case of Schenck v. United States

    Case of Schenck v. United States
    A Supreme Court case that upheld against a man who distributes opposing pamphlets against the drafts. Justice Oliver
    Wendell Holmes advocate for the right of speech but can be limited if harm the public.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    It was a nation's fear of the spread of communism, anarchism, and leftism. It was the influence of immigrants bringing those ideology over.
  • Hawaii became U.S territory

    Hawaii became U.S territory
    Hawaiian islands became U.S territory as the 50th state in the Union.