APUSH Unit 7

Events

Spanish American War

1898

Conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in the US's acquisition of territories in western pacific and Latin America.

Treaty of Paris III

1898

Signed in 1898 Spain agreed to renounce all claims to Cuba, cede Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States and transfer the sovereignty of the Philippines for money.

Boxer rebellion

1899 - 1901

Uprising in Northern China against the spread of Western and Japanese influence there.

Open door policy

1899

Issued by US Secretary John Hay, a policy that reaffirmed that all countries should have equal access to trade at any port in Asia.

Russo japanese war

1904 - 1905

Russia and Japan fighting over expansionism in Korea, Manchuria, and other Asian countries.

Roosevelt Corollary

1904

Roosevelts extension of Monroe Doctrine stated that the US had the right to protect its economic interests in South and Central America through military force.

Panama Canal

1914

ship canal cut across a narrow strip of Panama by the US greatly shortening sea voyage and improving trade with Asia.

Birth of a nation

1915

Film about the south during the civil war with a highly controversial portrayal of African Americans.

Zimmerman

1917

Germany sent a note to Mexico instructing an ambassador to convince Mexico to go to war with the US in exchange for some of their land back.

14 points

1918

War aims developed by Wilson which he believed would promote lasting global peace.

Volstead Act

1919

Law established a prohibition bureau within the treasury however, largely ineffective and under budgeted.

Treaty of Versailles

1919

Treaty after WWI; harsh enough to set the stage for Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s; Germany took the brunt of the punishment for the treaty.

Schenck v. US

1919

Supreme court ruled any actions taken that present a "clear and present danger" to the public or government isn't allowed and limited free speech under the 1st amendment.

Immigration Act of 1924

1924

Limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the US through a national origins quota; completely excluded immigrants from Asia.