Chapter 28 Timeline

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First American open door note

1899

When the United States felt its commercial interests in China threatened U.S. Secretary of State John Hay sent notes to the major powers (France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia), asking them to declare formally that they would uphold Chinese territorial and administrative integrity and would not interfere with the free use of the treaty ports within their spheres of influence in China.

Aguinaldo launches Philippine rebelion

1899

Second Open Door note

1900

Boxer Rebellion and U.S. expedition to China

1900

Filipino rebellion defeated

1901

Hay-Pauncefote Treaty

1901

The Treaty nullified the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty of 1850 and gave the United States the right to create and control a canal across the Central American isthmus to connect the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

McKinley defeats Bryan for presidency

1901

Colombian senate rejects canal treaty

1902

Panamanian revolution against Columbia

1903

Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty

1903

The Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty established the Panama Canal Zone and the subsequent construction of the Panama Canal.

Construction of the Panama Canal

1904 - 1914

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

1904

Intervene before they intervene

Roosevelt mediates Russo-Japanese peace treaty

1905

United States takes over Dominican Republic customs

1905

Roosevelt arranges Algeciras conference

1906

The Algeciras Conference's purpose was to find a solution to the First Moroccan Crisis between France and Germany, which arose as Germany attempted to prevent France from establishing a protectorate over Morocco in what was known as the Tangier Crisis.

San Francisco Japanese education crisis

1906

U.S. Marines occupy Cuba

1906 - 1909

"Gentlemen's Agreement" with Japan

1907 - 1908

The Gentlemen's Agreement was an informal agreement between the United States and the Empire of Japan whereby the U.S. would not impose restriction on Japanese immigration, and Japan would not allow further emigration to the U.S. The goal was to reduce tensions between the two powerful Pacific nations.

Great White Fleet

1907

Root-Takahira agreement

1908

The Root–Takahira Agreement was an agreement between the United States and the Empire of Japan negotiated between United States Secretary of State Elihu Root and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Takahira Kogorō. 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, 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.