Secretary of State William Seward arranges for the U.S. to buy Alaska from the russians for $7.2 million.
U.S. takes over uninhabited Islands just 1300 miles north of Hawaii.
One of many American leaders advising to grow the U.S. military power. His and others urging caused the U.S. to build modern battleships and become the third largest naval power.
After overthrowing the royal power in Hawaii, the Americans set up a government in which Dole was the leader.
A Cuban poet which sought to free his country from the Spanish rule. Led a rebellion in Cuba.
A writing style in which newspaper tycoons Hearts and Pulitzer exaggerated Weyler's actions in cuba to enrage the public. American citizens call for war against Spain grew with each publication made.
Newspaper tycoon using press power to enrage the public and cry for war.
Newspaper tycoon using press power to enrage the public and cry for war.
Spanish general sent to cuba to stop Jose Marti's rebellion and restore order.
McKinley succeeded President Cleveland in 1897 and favored annexation of Hawaii.
Ship blows up in the harbor of Havana Cuba, newspaper quickly blame Spain for the happening and "Remember the Maine" became the cry for battle in the U.S.
McKinley went to Congress and ask for the authority to use power against Spain, after a week Congress agreed and declared war.
War between the U.S. and Spain. They fought in the Philippines and in the Caribbean.
Led the American fleet to the Philippines. His victory at manila did not only help army forces to invade but proved the strength of the U.S. Navy.
Commander George Dewey led his fleet to the Philippines and attacked the capital, manila, destroying every Spanish ship allowing for American forces to land in the Philippines.
Admiral William T. Sampson formed a blockade while army invaded Cuba towards the city of Santiago.
Led the American fleet to the Caribbean and formed a blockade on Spanish forces in Cuba. Also they defeated the remaining Spanish forces trying to escape through Santiago, Cuba.
U.S. Congress proclaimed Hawaii as an American territory.
U.S and Spain meet in Paris, France to have peace talks. Spain turns over Cuba, Islands of Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States. U.S. also buys the Philippines for $20 million.
Many Puerto ricans wanted independence or statehood but the U.S. wanted it for an American presence in the Caribbean and to protect a future canal in panama which they wanted to build.
Cubans wanted independence from the U.S. and in 1900 wrote a constitution. The U.S. did not accept their constitution and wanted them to add the Platt Amendment. in 1901. In 1903 they added it and U.S. forces left Cuba.
After Spanish American War, Marti predicted that the U.S. would just assume the role that Spain had in Cuba. He was somewhat right.
Letters by John Hay to leaders of imperialist nations to propose sharing the rights of trade with the U.S.
Trade in Asia had become difficult for the U.S. since China's coast was colonized and each colony had its own trade rights and economic privileges.
He issued a series of letters to leaders of imperialist nations in which he proposed sharing their trading rights with the U.S.
Leader of the filipino rebels, fought to free the Philippines during the Philippine American War.
Led by Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino rebels rose and fought for their freedom. After the war, 4,000 Americans had died and the battle cost was $400 million.
The end of military rule in Puerto Rico and set up of a civil government.
Chinese secret society "Boxers" fought against colonist to get rid of their influences but were quickly defeated by the armies of the nations which had colonize there.
An Amendment which the U.S. wanted the Cubans to add to their Constitution to secure a political presence in Cuba.
After helping Panama get its independence from Colombia, Panama and the U.S. signed a treaty. The treaty said that the U.S. would pay Panama an annual rent for the land to build the canal.
Panama, with the help of the U.S., declared its independence from Colombia. The U.S. helped organize a rebellion against Colombia when negotiations for a canal broke down.
Use of the Monroe Doctrine to use force in Latin America to help protect it's economic interests. Example of this use, 1911 Nicaragua Rebellion.
Added to the Monroe Doctrine in which the U.S. says it will use force to protect its economic interest in Latin America.
A policy which the U.S. will use its economical power to influence other contries
American forces invade Veracruz after Huerta's forces arrest a group of American sailers. The purpose for this invasion was to get rid of Huerta's leadership since President Wilson didn't agree with the current government.
The Triple Entente which involved France, Britain, and Russia made a pact. Following after that was The Triple Alliance which involved Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey.
A war between the Triple Entente and the Central Powers that would last for 5 years. In the course of those years changes happened, some minor, others significantly historical.
President Woodrow Wilson’s Peace Effort was for the U.S to become a neutral country during WW1.
Type of warfare in which the germans cut off their enemies trade. On September 5, 1914, A German U-boat sunk a Neutral ship. This event would later spark more events such as The U.S getting involved in the war. Also led to the Convoy system.
The British Blockade was conducted by the allied powers to stop materials of any sort from getting to the Central powers of Europe. This Blockade left most people starving to death making more casualties of war than their should have been.
Was a diplomatic note ended from the German Empire to Mexico in order for them to start a war against the U.S. If Mexico had agreed to this and the German empire did successfully defeat the allies with the help of Mexico, then half of the U.S would have been regain by Mexico
President Woodrow Wilson attempt to convience congress to go to war. Four days later majority of congress agrees to go to war.
An act on may 17, 1917, which declared a raising of an American army. Mainly a random draft of people willing to serve for the U.S American Army
July 15, 1918 was the lat offensive the Germans had their last chance of advancing forward and instead were defeated by an allied counter attack led by french forces. This marked the Beginning and the End of the War.
The boom was caused by the sending home of the soldiers after the war, more resources were needed and everything was in higher demand, so businesses produced more and more. This event later escalated to one of the reasons of the great depression.
Treaty of Versailles was signed today. It was a treaty that was supposed to ensure a lasting peace by punishing Germany and setting up a League of Nations to solve diplomatic problems. Instead it created many geographical and economical problems that have been blamed for starting world war 2.
Adolf Hitler was leader of Germany during the Third Reich and the primary instigator of both the Second World War in Europe and the mass execution of millions of people deemed to be “enemies” or inferior to the Aryan ideal.
A deal between Hitler and his enemies to take Czechoslovakia and they wouldn't stop him with the condition he won't invade any other countries. But that was not enough for Hitler