Unit 7 Part 1

Timeline created by Lizzy B
In History
  • Japan Opens Up To Trade

    Japan Opens Up To Trade
    Matthew Perry persuades Japan to start commerce with other countries
  • Alaska Is Purchased

    Alaska Is Purchased
    William H. Seward negotiated the purchase, much to the chagrin of many Americans
  • Hawaii's Last Monarch Is Overthrown

    Hawaii's Last Monarch Is Overthrown
    Queen Lili'uokalani is overthrown and a provisional government is imposed by a party of businessmen
  • Hawaii Is Annexed

    Hawaii Is Annexed
    The conflict in the Philippines gives president McKinley the drive to finally annex Hawaii
  • U.S.S. Maine Is Destroyed

    U.S.S. Maine Is Destroyed
    Led to the accusing of Spain for the incident; yellow journalism used this as a call to action for Congress
  • De Lome Letter Leaked

    De Lome Letter Leaked
    A Spanish diplomat's letter speaking critically of McKinley sparked outrage
  • The Teller Amendment Passed

    The Teller Amendment Passed
    This amendment stated that though the US was intervening in Cuba, they had no plans of taking it over
  • McKinley Sends An Ultimatum

    McKinley Sends An Ultimatum
    The ultimatum, addressed to Spain, demanded that they cease fire in Cuba
  • McKinley Sends A War Message

    McKinley Sends A War Message
    The message stated the reasons the US should intervene in Cuba
  • America Declares War On Spain

    The Spanish-American War begins
  • The Spanish American War Ends

    The Spanish American War Ends
    Leads to US emergence as a world power
  • Philippine American War Begins

    Philippine American War Begins
    Caused due to Philippines citizens wanting independence
  • Hay's Note Is Sent

    Hay's Note Is Sent
    Alarmed at China's gradual loss of control, John Hay sent the foreign powers a proposal for each power to have equal domain in China
  • Hawaii Becomes A U.S. Territory

    Hawaii Becomes A U.S. Territory
    After its annexation in 1898, Hawaii was declared a territory of the U.S.
  • Start Of The Boxer Rebellion

    Start Of The Boxer Rebellion
    The Boxers attack Christian missionaries, spurring the US into sending troops to China
  • The "Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick" Speech Is Delivered

    The "Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick" Speech Is Delivered
    Roosevelt tells the country about his foreign policy
  • Philippine American War Ends

    Philippine American War Ends
    America occupies the Philippines because of their victory
  • Roosevelt Corollary Passed

    Roosevelt Corollary Passed
    Corollary justified intervening in other countries should the need arise, but mainly the US used it to become involved in Latin American countries
  • Dollar Diplomacy Established

    Dollar Diplomacy Established
    Invented by Taft and his secretary
  • General Huerta Seizes Power

    General Huerta Seizes Power
    Seized power by coordinating the assassination of the president
  • Panama Canal Built

    Panama Canal Built
    Roosevelt's policies lead to the canal's creation
  • The South American ABC Powers Stop The War

    The South American ABC Powers Stop The War
    The ABC powers offered to mediate between the US and Mexico
  • Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

    Franz Ferdinand Assassinated
    This is one of the main causes of World War 1
  • The Austrians Send An Ultimatum To Serbia

    The Austrians Send An Ultimatum To Serbia
    The terms of this ultimatum were unacceptable, and Austria planned to declare war
  • Germany Declares War On Russia

    Germany Declares War On Russia
    They declare war to protect their ally Austria-Hungary
  • Germany Declares War Against France

    Germany Declares War Against France
    They declare war and then immediately invade neutral Belgium to get to Paris
  • Great Britain Declares War On Germany

    Great Britain Declares War On Germany
    Great Britain was an ally of France
  • Another Passenger Ship Is Attacked By Germany

    Wilson sends another angry note to them telling them to pledge to not attack other
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania Sinks
    This was the first major crisis challenging US neutrality
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    This arouses fears of communism in America
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    Publishing Of The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 & The Influence Of Sea Power Upon The French Revolution And Empire, 1793-1812

    The books were written by Alfred Thayer Mahan, and were big influences of the building of German and British naval power before World War 1