Transformations Around the Globe

  • Monroe Doctrine reflects special US interests in Americas

    A US policy created by President James Monroe that opposes the influence or interference of outside powers in America.
  • China and Britain clash in the Opium War

    War started in China because Chinese workers were smoking opium, or addictive drug made from refined poppy seeds, and weren't doing their job well. It resulted in Hong Kong going to Britain.
  • Commodore Perry enters Tokyo Harbor

    American Commodore of the U.S. Navy who entered Tokyo and signed the Treaty of Kanagawa, opening the Shimoda and Hakadate ports to the American trade system.
  • US wins Spanish American War

    The war between the US and Spain which ended with Spain's withdrawal drom Cuba and its surrender of Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico.
  • Mexican Revolution Begins

    A revolution for land reforms led in Mexico by Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.
  • Panama Canal Opens

    It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean that is 48 miles long.