Unit 11 Timeline

  • New England missionaries arrive in Hawaii.

  • Samoa crisis with Germany.

  • Pan-American Conference.

  • Mahan publishes "The Influence of Sea Power upon History."

  • New Orleans crisis with Italy.

  • Valparaiso crisis with Chile.

  • Pribilof Islands dispute with Canada.

  • White planters revolt in Hawaii.

  • Cleveland refuses Hawaii annexation.

  • Cubans revolt against Spain.

  • Venezuela boundary crisis with Britain.

  • Maine explosion in Havana harbor.

  • Spanish American War.

  • 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.
  • Dewey's victory at Manila Bay.

  • Hawaii annexed.

  • Senate ratifies treaty acquiring Philippines.

  • Aguinaldo launches rebellion against United States in Philippines.

  • First Amendment Open Door Note.

    The Open Door Policy is a concept in foreign affairs, initially used to refer to the United States policy in late 19th century and early 20th century that would grant multiple international powers equal access to China so that none of them were in total control of the country.
  • Hawaii receives full territorial status.

  • Foraker Act of Puerto Rico.

    Section VII of the Foraker Act also established Puerto Rican citizenship.
  • Boxer Rebellion and U.S. military expedition to China.

  • Second Open Door note.

  • McKinley defeats Bryan for presidency.

  • Supreme Court "Insulpar Cases."

  • Platt Amendment

    The Platt Amendment stipulated the conditions for the withdrawal of United States troops remaining in Cuba at the end of the Spanish-American War and defined the terms of Cuban-U.S. relations. Cuba amended its constitution to contain the text of the Platt Amendment on June 12, 1901.
  • McKinley assassinated; Roosevelt becomes President.

  • Filirebellion suppressed.

  • Hay-Pauncefote treaty

    Britain gives United States exclusive right to build Panama Canal.
  • Commision system established in Galveston, Texas.

  • Progressive Robert La Follette elected governer of Wisconsin.

  • U.S. troops leave Cuba.

  • Colombia senate rejects U.S. proposal for canal across Panama.

  • Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell publish muckraking exposes.

  • Anthracite coal strike.

    A strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania. Miners were on strike asking for higher wages, shorter workdays and the recognition of their union.
  • Newlands Act

    A United States federal law that funded irrigation projects for the arid lands of 20 states in the American West.
  • Panamanian revolution against Colombia.

  • Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty

    It gives United States control of Canal Zone in newly Independent Panama.
  • Department of Commerce and Labor established.

  • Elkins Act

    Authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission to impose heavy fines on railroads that offered rebates, and upon the shippers that accepted these rebates.
  • Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine.

    Asserting that the U.S. might intervene in the affairs of an American republic threatened with seizure or intervention by a European country.
  • (1904-1914) Construction of Panama Canal.

  • Nothern Securities Case.

  • Roosevelt defeats Alton B. Parker for presidency.

  • United States takes over Dominican Republic customs service.

  • Roosevelt mediates Russo-Japanese peace treaty.

  • Lochner v. New York

  • San Francisco Japanese education crisis.

  • Roosevelt arranges Algeciras Conference.

  • Hepburn Act.

    Federal law that gave the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) the power to set maximum railroad rates and extend its jurisdiction. This led to the discontinuation of free passes to loyal shippers.
  • Upton Sinclair publishes 'The Jungle."

    A novel to portray the lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. Many readers were most concerned with his exposure of health violations and unsanitary practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century, based on an investigation he did for a socialist newspaper.
  • Meat Inspection Act

  • Pure Food and Drug Act.

  • Great White Fleet makes world voyage.

  • Roosevelt Panic

    Was a United States financial crisis that took place when the New York Stock Exchange fell almost 50% from its peak the previous year.
  • "Gentlemen's Agreement" with Japan.

    An informal agreement between the United States and the Empire of Japan whereby the United States of America would not impose restriction on Japanese immigration, and Japan would not allow further emigration to the U.S.
  • Root-Takahira agreement.

    The agreement consisted of an official recognition of the territorial status quo as of November 1908, affirmation of the independence and territorial integrity of China (i.e. the "Open Door Policy" as proposed by John Hay), maintenance of free trade and equal commercial opportunities, Japanese recognition of the American annexation of the Kingdom of Hawaii and the Philippines and American recognition of Japan's position in northeast China.
  • Muller v. Oregon

  • Taft defeates Bryan for Presidency.

  • Aldrich-Vreeland Act

    Was passed in response to the Panic of 1907 and established the National Monetary Commission, which recommended the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
  • U.S. Marines occupy Cuba.

  • Taft wins Republican nomination over Roosevelt.

  • Wilson defeates Taft and Wilson for Presidency.

  • Seventeenth Amendment Passed

    Direct election of U.S. senators.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    An Act of Congress that created and set up the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States of America, and granted it the legal authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes, now commonly known as the U.S. Dollar, and Federal Reserve Bank Notes as legal tender.
  • Sixteenth Amendment

    Income tax.
  • Huerta takes power in Mexico

  • Federal State Commiison establsihed.

  • U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico.

  • Worl War 1 begins in Europe.

  • U.S. Marines sent to Haiti.

  • Lusitania torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat.

  • Wilson defeats Hughes for Presidency.

  • U.S. Marines send to Dominican Republic.

  • Brandeis appointed to Supreme Court

  • Pancho Villa raids New Mexico.

  • Puerto Ricans granted U.S. citizenship.

  • United States buys Virgin Islands from Denmark.