APUSH Unit 7 (1890-1945)

  • Alaska

    The purchase of Alaska by William H. Seward, the Secretary of State, from Russia tha twill eventually lead to the lucrative discovery of oil.
  • Alfred Thayer Mahan

    Wrote "The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783" which argued that control of the sea was what you need to dominate the world. He stimulated the United States naval international interest.
  • Hawaii - Overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani

    A small group of wealthy bussinessmen wanted to overthrow the Hawaiian Queen and US troops were a part of this covert coup.
  • Spanish-American War

    A letter sent by a Spaniard Ambassador, Dupey de Lome is intercepted, and its contents anger the American people because it criticizes the President.
  • Spanish-American War

    Naval Secretarial Assistant Theodore Roosevelt instructed Commodore George Dewey to take his troops to the Phillipines which were controlled by Spain. This was significant because it led to the destruction of Spanish vessels.
  • Spanish-American War

    President McKinley sent a war message to Congress to essentially free the oppressed Cubans by declaring war on Spain.
  • Spanish-American War

    Commander Dewey sinks all Spanish Asian ship fleets
  • Spanish-American War

    Fighting at El Caney and Kettle Hill, Coloner Roosevelt and his felow rough riders went and suffered heavy losses but Roosevelt rejoiced greatly in killing a Spaniard.
  • Spanish-American War

    The Spaniards at the Santiago harbor in Cuba surrendered after being outgunned and outnumbered by American warships
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Hawaii residents were granted U.S. citizenship through a rushed annexation by Congress approved by President McKinley.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spain signed a armistice, which is a truce, to end the war.
  • Spanish-American War

    Treaty of Paris is signed in which the US gains control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Phillipines.
  • Phillipine-American war

    Emilio Aguinaldo led a "rebellion" against the Us because the Filipinos were starting to resent occupying American troops.
  • China

    Open Door note. Secretary of State John Hay urged all the great powers to announce in their spheres of influence that they would respect certain Chinese rights and the idea of fair competition. China was not involved in this "discussion"
  • Philippine-American War

    William H. taft became civil governor of the Philippines
  • China - Boxer Rebellion

    The destructive rebellion of a superpatriotic group officially ended. Forts that protected Beijing had to be destroyed and those involved punished. The signifigance is that China had to pay for damage done to its own self ,to foriegn nations.
  • Panama Canal

    Hay-Pauncefote treaty, consented by Britain, this treaty gave the US a free hand to build the canal but also the right to secure it as well.
  • Panama Canal

    The United States arrived to oversee construction of the Panama Canal
  • Big Stick Diplomacy - Treaty of Portsmouth

    Theodore Roosevelt guided both Russia and Japan to a settlement following the Russo-Japanese war that satisied neither in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This marked the emergence of new diplomatic negotiations.
  • Hawaii - The recruitment of Filipinos

    Hawaii Sugar Planter Association recruited Filipino workers for cheap labor
  • Big Stick Diplomacy

    Theodore Roosevelt showcased his "Big Stick" by sending the entire battleship fleet on a voyage around the world to impress the Japanese.
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    President Taft thought the Manchurian railroad would get the US dollar into the Far eastern market, so Philander C. Knox proposed that Amerian and foreign bankers buy it, it failed.
  • Mexico

    Mexican Revolt, the revolution took a frightening turn when they murdered the President and led to mass migration of Mexicans to the US.
  • Mexico

    The Mexican government had arrested a small group of American sailors and when released, the Mexicans refused to salute by demand of a American admiral, determined Woodrow Wilson acted before Congress and ordered the navy to seize the Mexican port of Vera Cruz.
  • World War One

    A Serbian fanatical killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand , which was the "given reason" for the start of World War One.
  • World War One

    Sinking of the Lusitania, which was a British passenger ship that wa ssunk by a German U-Boat
  • World War One

    It was a decoded communication that Germany sent to Mexico proposing a alliance against America.
  • World War One

    President Woodrow Wilson delivered his Fourteen Points Address to Congress. It gave minority ethnic groups hope, like the Polish peoples who were under the control of Germany.
  • World War One

    Battle of Chateau-Thierry, the first significant engagement of american troops in European war
  • World War One

    The Central Powers sign a armistice with the Allies affetively ending World War One "The Great War."
  • World War One

    World war One peace conference in Paris; Where President Wilson proposed the League of Nations.
  • Red Scare

    A shipload of almost 250 alleged alien radicals were deported onto the BUFORD ("Soviet Ark") to workers pradise in russia.
  • Japan - Pearl Harbor

    From the Japanese perspective, Japan had been waging a war against China for years and the US wanted Japan to back off, as a result Japan chose to fight and attacked Pearl Harbor, which led to the US declaring war.