Alaska was purchased from Russia for 7 million dollars to rid the continent of another foreign power.
McKinley Tariff raised taxes on foreign goods affecting the sugar coming from Hawaii
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Author of the book The Influence of Sea Power upon History, that argued the power of the sea was key to world dominance.
Spanish American War (1)
The United States Congress declares war on Spain.
Spanish American War (2)
Battle at Manila Bay in the Philippines was the first battle of the war where U.S. defeats Spain
Spanish American War (3)
U.S. troops land in Cuba
Spanish American War (4)
U.S. forces defeat Spanish troops at the Battle of San Juan Heights
Spanish American War (7)
U.S. and Spain sign the Protocol of Peace, ending hostilities between the two
Spanish American War (5)
U.S. forces destroy the Spanish Fleet off Santiago Bay, Cuba
Spanish American War (6)
Spanish surrender at Santiago
Spanish American War (8)
The Treaty of Paris is signed by representatives of Spain and the United States. Under the treaty the U.S. gains control over Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines, and Guam
Hawaii was annexed so Hawaiian sugar could be sold in the U.S.
Philippine-American War (1)
The war began with shooting on the outskirts of Manila
Open Door policy in China promoting equal opportunity for international trade and commerce in China.
Philippine-American War (2)
The Balangiga Massacre was a massacre of many Americans
Big-Stick Diplomacy (1)
The Big Stick Diplomacy was a ideology made by Roosevelt that basically intimidated countries without actually harming them
Teddy Roosevelt was elected President, he came up with the Big-Stick Diplomacy
Panama Canal (2)
the United States purchased French assets in canal zone for 40 million dollars
William Howard Taft was elected President in 1909 and later in his presidency gave a message to congress addressing his plan with foreign policy. Dollar Diplomacy was a policy made to promote commercial interest and economic power abroad by guaranteeing loans made to strategically important countries.
World War One (1)
Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated
World War One (7)
German troops crossed the boarder into Belgium and the first battle of the war started, the Battle of Liege
World War One (2)
The Second Battle of Ypres begins
World War One (3)
Battle of Somme begins fought by the British and the French
World War One (4)
United states severs diplomatic ties with Germany. Later President Wilson declares war on Germany
World War One (5)
the U.S. is victorious in their first major action in WWI at the Battle of Cantigny
World War One (6)
The Treaty of Versailles, the most important peace treaty that brought the war to an end was signed
The Mexican Repatriation was a law to send Mexicans back to Mexico
Japan's invasion of China. The U.S. didn't recognize it as a war so they could continue to send supplies to both countries.
the Japanese Embargo was an event in history when America decides to stop trading with Japan in retaliation for their occupation of French Indo-China
The Bracero Programs was a program established by agreement with the Mexican government to recruit temporary Mexican agricultural workers to the U.S.
the Loyalty Order was an Executive Order by Truman which made all federal employees to be analyzed to see if they were loyal to the government.
Panama Canal (1)
Panama Canal was built to efficiently get goods from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Also for defense of island territories