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Unit 7 (Imperialism & WWI)

  • Mexico

    Mexico attacks U.S troops on U.S Soil
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    U.S gained California, and modern day NM, AZ, UT, NV
  • Alaska

    Russia wanted to originally sell Alaska to America in 1859, in order to throw off the British
  • Hawaii: Pearl Harbor

    Hawaii: Pearl Harbor
    United States signed a treaty to establish Pearl Harbor naval base
  • Alfred Thayer Mahan

    Alfred Thayer Mahan
    Wrote The Influence of Sea Power upon History, which argued that control of the sea was the key to world dominance- stimulated the naval race among the great powers
  • Hawaii (Queen Liliuokalani)

    Hawaii (Queen Liliuokalani)
    Queen Liliuokalani advocated that Hawaii should be controlled by the Hawaii. Revolt orchestrated by plantation owners overthrows the queen in 1893.
  • Spanish-American War: Yellow Press

    Spanish-American War: Yellow Press
    Yellow Press was created by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, described foreign exploits as being adventures.Yellow Press blame Spain for the destruction of the battleship Maine.
  • Spanish-American War: Cuban Independence

    Spanish-American War: Cuban Independence
    The war originated in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain, which began in February 1895. The Cuban conflict was injurious to U.S. investments in the island, which were estimated at $50 million, and almost ended U.S. trade with Cuban ports
  • Hawaii: Grover Cleveland

    Hawaii: Grover Cleveland
    Grover Cleveland rejects annexation, William McKinley annexes in 1898.
  • Spanish-American War: Teller Amendment

    Spanish-American War: Teller Amendment
    The U.S have no intention of taking over Cuba- resolution of the United States Congress
  • Spanish-American War- Rough Riders v

     Spanish-American War- Rough Riders v
    Theodore Roosevelt led a volunteer regiment called the "Rough Riders"- a nickname given to the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish–American War and the only one to see action
  • Spanish-American War: Treaty of Paris

    Spanish-American War: Treaty of Paris
    treaty signed by Spain and the United States on December 10, 1898, that ended the Spanish–American War
  • Spanish-American War: Start

    Spanish-American War: Start
    The Spanish-American War began on April 25th, 1898. It was fought between Spain and the U.S because the U.S supported Cuba's desire to be independent.
  • Spanish-American War: Ending

    Spanish-American War: Ending
    This War ended on August 12th, 1898. It lasted three months, two weeks and four days.
  • Spanish-American War: The Battle of Manila Bay

    Spanish-American War: The Battle of Manila Bay
    A great naval battle of the Spanish-American War. George Dewey crushes the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay
  • Philippine-American War: Guerilla War

    Philippine-American War: Guerilla War
    War took place between the U.S and the Philippines
  • Philippine-American War: Emilio Aguinaldo

    Philippine-American War: Emilio Aguinaldo
    Leader of the Filipino Rebellions who fought for independence from Spain helping at Manila, but later fought the U.S in the Philippine-American War
  • China: Open Door Policy

    China: Open Door Policy
    All nations should have equal trading privileges in China
  • Big Stick Diplomacy

    Big Stick Diplomacy
    The policy held by Teddy Roosevelt in foreign affairs. The "big stick" symbolizes his power and readiness to use military force if necessary. It is a way of intimidating countries without actually harming them.
  • Big Stick Diplomacy

    Big Stick Diplomacy
    Under Roosevelt, there is a dramatic rise in the power of presidency and he pursues an expansionist foreign policy
  • China: Boxer Rebellion

    China: Boxer Rebellion
    Was an attempt to remove influence of China
  • Japan: Russo-Japanese War

    Japan: Russo-Japanese War
    Roosevelt wins noble prize for helping negotiate a peace agreement ending the Russo-Japanese War, where Japan beat down Russia. The U.S was concerned of Japan's strength.
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    designed to give Americans economic opportunities while also further U.S. interests overseas
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    Roosevelt attempted to get Colombia to allow the U.S to build a canal in Panama
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The presence of a canal would dramatically cut down travel time
  • WWI

    Congress authorizes a declaration of war against Germany. The United States enters World War I on the side of France and Britain.
  • WWI

    Congress passes the Selective Service Act authorizing the draft. Although criticized for destroying democracy at home while fighting for it abroad, President Wilson claims he sees no other option and signs the bill into law.
  • Battle of Cantigny

    Battle of Cantigny
    The Battle of Cantigny is the first major American offensive of the war. Though small in scale, the Americans fight bravely and soon go on to larger attacks against German positions.
  • Chateau-Thierry

    The Americans attack the Germans at Chateau-Thierry. This battle would morph into the larger Battle of Belleau Wood.
  • Battle of Belleau Wood

    Battle of Belleau Wood
    The Battle of Belleau Wood begins as the U.S. Marine Corps attacks the Germans across an open field of wheat, suffering huge casualties.
  • Belleau Wood Ends

    Belleau Wood Ends
    The Battle of Belleau Wood ends with the final expulsion of the Germans from the wood, which marks the farthest German advance on Paris. The area has changed hands six times during the three-week battle, which has caused nearly 10,000 American casualties.
  • Battle of St. Mihiel

    Battle of St. Mihiel
    The Battle of St. Mihiel begins when 300,000 American troops under the direct command of General Pershing fling themselves into the German lines.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    Red Scare took hold in the United States. A nationwide fear of communists, socialists, anarchists, and other dissidents suddenly grabbed the American psyche in 1919 following a series of anarchist bombings.