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Tahj James US2 Chapter 18 Timeline

  • The treaty of paris

    The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Panamal Canal Construction

    President Theodore Roosevelt oversaw the realization of a long-term United States goal—a trans-isthmian canal. Throughout the 1800s, American and British leaders and businessmen wanted to ship goods quickly and cheaply between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
  • U.S Purchase of Alaska

    The looming U.S. Civil War delayed the sale, but after the war, Secretary of State William Seward quickly took up a renewed Russian offer and on March 30, 1867, agreed to a proposal from Russian Minister in Washington, Edouard de Stoeckl, to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million.
  • First Cuban Rebellion

    On October 10, 1868 sugar mill owner Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and his followers proclaimed independence, beginning the conflict. This was the first of three liberation wars that Cuba fought against Spain, the other two being the Little War (1879–1880) and the Cuban War of Independence
  • U.S settles Midway Islands

    Midway Islands, unincorporated territory of the United States in the central Pacific Ocean, 1,300 miles (2,100 km) northwest of Honolulu. Near the western end of the Hawaiian archipelago, it comprises a coral atoll with a circumference of 15 miles
  • Construction of the first US steel hulled cruisers

    A ship protected by iron plates used in the early part of history
  • Overthrow of Hawaiin Monarchy

    Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown when a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate. The coup led to the dissolving of the Kingdom of Hawaii two years later, its annexation as a U.S. territory and eventual admission as the 50th state in the union
  • Cuba Libre Movement Launch

    The last Spanish colony in the Americas, Cuba launched a second war for independence in 1895, more than half a century after the establishment of independent republics in the rest of Spanish America.
  • U.S.S Maine explodes

    Battleship U.S.S. Maine Explodes. At 9:40pm on February 15, 1898, the battleship U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, killing 268 men and shocking the American populace
  • American occupation of puerto rico finally ends

    on April 25, 1898, President William McKinley, with the consent of the U.S. declared war against Spain” (1898 invasion of Puerto Rico & the emergence of U.S. imperialism). The invasion was led by the Gen. Nelson Appleton Miles on July 25th, 1898.
  • Philippines revolt against the US

    On June 2, 1899, the First Philippine Republic officially declared war against the United States. The war officially ended on July 2, 1902 with a victory for the United States. However, some Philippine groups—led by veterans of the Katipunan—continued to battle the American forces for several more years.
  • Open Door Policy Introduced

    The Open Door Policy is a term in foreign affairs initially used to refer to the United States policy established in the late 19th century and the early 20th century, as enunciated in Secretary of State John Hay's Open Door Note, dated September 6, 1899 and dispatched to the major European powers.
  • Full citizens rights for Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican citizenship was first legislated by the United States Congress in Article 7 of the Foraker Act of and later recognized in the Constitution of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican citizenship existed before the U.S. takeover of the islands of Puerto Rico/
  • Boxer Rebellion

    The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement was a violent anti-foreign, anti-colonial, and anti-Christian uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901, toward the end of the Qing dynasty.
  • Cuba is a protectorate of the US

    Cubans reluctantly included the amendment, which virtually made Cuba a U.S. protectorate, in their constitution. The Platt Amendment was also incorporated in a permanent treaty between the United States and Cuba. ... The United States, however, retained its lease on Guantánamo Bay, where a naval base was established.
  • Panama declares independence

    In 1903, the Hay-Herrán Treaty was signed with Colombia, granting the United States use of the Isthmus of Panama in exchange for financial compensation. The U.S. Senate ratified the treaty, but the Colombian Senate, fearing a loss of sovereignty, refused.
  • Us negotiated end to russo japanese war

    The Treaty of Portsmouth formally ended the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05. The negotiations took place in August in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and were brokered in part by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. The final agreement was signed in September of 1905, and it affirmed the Japanese presence in south Manchuria and Korea and ceded the southern half of the island of Sakhalin to Japan.
  • General Pershing hunts Pancho Villa

    The expedition was launched in retaliation for Villa's attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico, and was the most remembered event of the Border War. The declared objective of the expedition by the Wilson administration was the capture of Villa. Despite successfully locating and defeating the main body of Villa's command, responsible for the raid on Columbus, U.S. forces were unable to achieve Wilson's stated main objective of preventing Villa's escape.
  • Porfrio Diaz Overthrown

    Mexican Revolution. Porfirio Díaz ousted from power and exiled in France, May 1911. Francisco I. Madero elected president of Mexico, 1911, assassinated February 1913. Victoriano Huerta overthrows Madero and assumes the presidency 1913–1914.
  • U.S fights with General Huerta

    General Victoriano Huerta took control of the government following the assassinations of President Francisco Madero and Vice President José Pino Suárez. Once they heard the news, many Mexicans called Huerta “the Usurper,” refused to recognize his administration, and declared themselves in revolt.
  • Guillamu sam massacre

    Sam was the commander of Haiti's Northern Division when he led the revolt that brought President Cincinnatus Leconte to power. He later headed the revolt that toppled President Oreste Zamor. Sam was proclaimed president when his predecessor, Joseph Davilmar Théodore, was forced to resign on 25 February 1915, when he was unable to pay the militiamen (called "Cacos") who had helped him overthrow Zamor.
  • US Marines take over Haiti

    U.S. Invasion and Occupation of Haiti, 1915–34. Following the assassination of the Haitian President in July of 1915, President Woodrow Wilson sent the United States Marines into Haiti to restore order and maintain political and economic stability in the Caribbean. This occupation continued until 1934.
  • US leaves Haiti

    he United States occupation of Haiti began on July 28, 1915, when 330 US Marines landed at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on the authority of US President Woodrow Wilson. The first invasion forces had already disembarked from USS Montana on January 27, 1914.[2] The July intervention took place following the murder of dictator President Vilbrun Guillaume Sam by insurgents angered by his political executions of elite opposition.
  • US marines take over Santa Domingo

    Admiral Caperton's forces occupied Santo Domingo on May 15, 1916. ... Three days after Arias left the country, the rest of the occupation forces landed and took control of the country within two months, and in November the United States iUmposed a military government under Rear Admiral Harry Shepard Knapp.
  • Phililipphens gains become offically independent

    In 1935, the Commonwealth of the Philippines was established with U.S. approval, and Manuel Quezon was elected the country's first president. On July 4, 1946, full independence was granted to the Republic of the Philippines by the United States