Imperialism of America 1890-1916

  • Benjamin Harrison's Inauguration

    Benjamin Harrison's Inauguration
    Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States. During the American Civil War, he served the Union for most of the war as a colonel and on February 14, 1865 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from January 23, 1865. Afterwards, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana but was later elected to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature.
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    Benjamin Harrison's Presidency

  • Grover Cleveland's Inauguration

    Grover Cleveland's Inauguration
    Stephen Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times and was one of the two Democrats elected to the presidency in the era of Republican political domination dating from 1861 to 1933.
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    Grover Cleveland's Presidency

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    Yellow Journalism

    Yellow journalism, or the yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism.
  • William McKinley's Inauguration

    William McKinley's Inauguration
    William McKinley helped to establish the "Open Door Policy." It was geared toward keeping place among all the powers that wanted to trade in China. It also stated that no other nation that trades wirh China should try to exclude any other nations from commerce.
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    William McKinley's Presidency

  • USS Maine Explosion

    USS Maine Explosion
  • Teller Amendment

    Teller Amendment
    The Teller Amendment was an amendment to a joint resolution of the United States Congress, enacted on April 20, 1898, in reply to President William McKinley's War Message. It placed a condition on the United States military's presence in Cuba. According to the clause, the U.S. could not annex Cuba but only leave "control of the island to its people." In short, the U.S. would help Cuba gain independence and then withdraw all its troops from the country.
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    Splendid Little War

  • Battle of Manila Bay

    Battle of Manila Bay
    The battle took place in Manila Bay in the Philippines, and was the first major engagement of the Spanish-American War. The battle was one of the most decisive naval battles in history and marked the end of the Spanish colonial period in Philippine history.
  • George Dewey Invades the Philippines

    George Dewey Invades the Philippines
    American Naval Commandar who seized control of the Philippines
  • Battle of San Juan Hill

    Battle of San Juan Hill
    Teddy's ColtsThe Battle of San Juan Hill, also known as the battle for the San Juan Heights, was a decisive battle of the Spanish–American War. The San Juan heights was a north-south running elevation about two kilometers east of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. The names San Juan Hill and Kettle Hill were given to the location by the Americans. This fight for the heights was the bloodiest and most famous battle of the war. It was also the location of the greatest victory for the Rough Riders.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
  • Political Cartoon

    Political Cartoon
    This cartoon is depicting the Philippines, Puerto Rica, Hawaii, and Cuba as children being taught by Uncle Sam in front of children, "The United States," informing these children, 'Countries," that they must learn the same lesson that the United States did and eventually will be glad that they came to learn!
  • Platt Amendment

    Platt Amendment
    Milestones:1899-1913 The Platt Amendment was passed, which amended the 1901 Army Approproations Bill. It stipulated seven conditions for the withdrawal of U.S Troops remaining in Cuba at the end of he Spanish-American War.
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Inauguration

    Theodore Roosevelt's Inauguration
    Theodore Roosevelt Fights in Spanish-American War Roosevelt stated, "Speak Softly and carry a big stick and you will go far!" Roosevelt also involved the United States for the first time in history of the U.S. and took on a global nole. Roosevelt was a great diplomat and understood the nations interest economically and defensively. He also added a corollary to the Monroe Doctrine which would give the United States support to Venezuela to keep European powers from taking over.
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    Theodore Roosevelt's Presidency

  • Polictical Cartoon #2

    Polictical Cartoon #2
    This political cartoons shows Theodore Roosevelt using a cannon (Monroe Doctrine) to keep European Powers out of the Dominican Republic.
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    Dollar Diplomacy

    President Taft’s policy to maintain order in nations abroad by increasing US foreign investments. He encouraged US Banks to loan money to Latin American nations,replacing the Big Stick Policy.
  • William Howard Taft's Inauguration

    William Howard Taft's Inauguration
    William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson used the United States power to promote American businesses. Taft told Department heads to find new ways and new markets for American businesses to increease profits called "Dollar Diplomacy." Taft drafted the "Treaty of 1916" in Nicaragua which gave the United States exclusive nights to lease Naval bases and build canals all over Nicaragua!
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    William Howard Taft's Presidency

  • Woodrow Wilson's Inauguration

    Woodrow Wilson's Inauguration
    President Wilson had to send the United States Marines to Haiti because a revolt broke out against the government resulting in mass killings and the President of Haiti being ripped to pieces. The revolt happened because of terrible politics instability and debt. The U.S Government reorganized another local government and signed a treaty that gave the U.S foriegn political control. Instability also arose with Mexico. Mexico remains unhappy with the U.S and relations are still strained to this day
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    Woodrow Wilson's Presidency