Rise Of A World Power

Timeline created by Brandon_Tovar
  • USS Maie

    The USS Maine was sent ti Cuba to protect American Citizens while Cuba revolutionaries were fighting to win independence from Spain. Publishers Pulitzer & Heart newspaper deliberately sensationalized the news, depicting the Spaniards as murderous & brutes in order to sell newspaper, having media's reaction outraged Americans & embarrassed Spain. This technique known as yellow journalism.
  • Open Door Policy

    the Open Door Policy gave all nations equal right when trading with China. the Boxer Rebellion threatened the lives of foreigners living in china. An International Army crushed the rebellion.
  • Roosevelt Corolary

    -The Roosevelt corollary changed the Monroe doctrine
    -The Monroe doctrine blocked further expansion of Europe in the western hemisphere, the Roosevelt corollary went one step further
    -Renounced Intervention and established his good neighbor policy for the western hemisphere
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    The Roosevelt Corollary changed the Monroe doctrine-The Monroe doctrine blocked further expansion of Europe in the western hemisphere, the Roosevelt corollary went one step further- Renounced intervention and established hid good neighbor policy for the western hemisphere.
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    Alfred Thayer Manhan

    Mahan stressed the independence of the military and control of the sea- Mahan greatly influenced the build up of naval forces in the years to WWI- Alfred phrase was" wether they will or not, Americans must now begin to look outwards". The growing production of the century demands it.
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    Sanford B. Dole as Pres. of the Republic of Hawaii

    -1890's Queen Liliuokalani the native ruler tried to take political power back from American land owners in response AL overthrew the queen in 1893 Sanford B. Dole led the provisional Gov while it worked out plans for the U.S. to annex the island. Dole worked to limit native rights in 1887 & helped to overthrow the queen when pres Cleveland refused to annex HI bc of the planters actions in seiting power Dole served as HI's Pres after the outbreak of the SA war Congress Voted to annex HI in 1898.
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    Expanding World Power

    in this time period, america changes their view from internal expansion and domestic issues to becoming a global force, both economically and military.
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    Spanish American War

    After the explosion of the uss maine and U.S wanted European powers to remain out western hemisphere were reasons of war-Military actions happened in Cuba, Puerto Rice, and Guam-the treaty of paris was signed, U.S gained the Philippines, Guam,and all spains colonies and Puerto Rico w/ exception Cuba-Do to U.S. win they became know as world power.
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    Presidency Of Theodore Roosevelt

    Roosevelt was governor of New York before becoming Vice Pres
    -At the age of 42 became Pres
    -Roosevelt once said"Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far"and established a foreign diplomacy ideology nicknamed "Big stick diplomacy
    -The meaning of the phrase advises a tactic of caution and non-aggression backed up by the ability to do violence if required
    -Roosevelt was a patron to Nat. Parks
    -Wanted to protect Nat. Parks and Forest like the Grand Canyon
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    Panama Canal By U.S.

    The U.S. wanted to build the Panama Canal to shorten the ocean journey from the East Coast to the West Coast
    -The U.S. entered into negotiations but could not agree in terms. Pres Roosevelt struck a deal with Panamanian Rebels who wished to obtain their independence
    - Roosevelt recognized Panama as a new country, Panama gave the U.S. control of a 10-mile rain forest called Panama Canal Zone
    -Took 10 years to complete, Cost of thousands of lives and $400 million
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    Dollar Diplomacy

    -The goal was to create stability abroad and Promote American Commercial Interests
    -Another goal was to use private capital to further U.S. interests overseas
    -The policy was evident in extensive U.S. interventions in Venezuela, Cuba, and Central America