Expansionism Timetoast

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In History
  • The Purchase of Alaska

    Congress in 1867 agreed to buy Alaska for $7.2 million.
    The Treaty was negotiated with Russia by Secretary of State William Steward.
  • Big Sister Policy

    An extension of the Monroe Doctrine by James G. Blaine. It was to open marketing between American traders and Latin American.
  • Crisis between U.S and Britain

    Border dispute between British Guiana and Venezuela. The countries were nearly at war too but second thoughts avoided war. It all changed by the Great Rapprochement.
  • McKinley Tariff

    Aka Tariff Act of 1890. It was rushed but then abruptly withdrew by President Cleveland. The Hawaiian pear continued to ripen until the U.S. acquired its overseas empire in 1898.
  • America Turns Outward

    Many developments fed the nation's ambition for overseas expansion. Many believed America had the right to expand or explode. The country started to burst in population.
  • International Darwinism

    Darwin's concept of the survival of the fittest was applied not only to competition in business but also to competition among nations and races for military advancements, colonies, and spheres of influence.
  • Yellow Press

    Actively promoting war fever in the U.S was yellow journalism, sensationalistic reporting that featured bold and lurid headlines of crime,disaster and scandal.
  • Lynching of 11 Italians in New Orleans

    This incident brought America and Italy to the brink of war. The disputes were tense and this was nearly the drop that spilled the cup.
  • Election of 1892

    Cleveland vs. Harrison. Cleveland won a solid victory in both the popular and electoral vote. Cleveland became the first and only former president to thus return to the White House after having left it.
  • Panic of 1893

    In the spring and summer of 1893, the stock market crashed as a result of overspeculation, and dozens of railroad went into bankruptcy as a result of overbuilding. The depression continued for four years.
  • Gold Reserve and Tariff

    A declined in silver prices encouraged investors to trade their silver dollars for gold dollars. The gold reserve fell to a dangerously low level, so Cleveland had to repeal the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.
  • Cubans rise in Revolt.

    Cuba's masses rose against their Spanish oppressor in 1895. The roots of the revolt were partly economic. Cubans adopted a sorched- earth policy.
  • The Election of 1896

    One of most emotional in U.S history. Bryan, democrats, and populists. The winner was McKinley. McKinley took office just as the economy began to revive.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    The United States annexed Hawaii in 1898 at the urging of President William McKinley.Hawaii became the center for sugar plantation.
  • Battleship Maine

    Washington sent the battleship Maine to Cuba for friendly visit. It was actually to evacuate and protect Americans.
  • Spanish-American War

    War fought between the U.S and Spanish.Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence
  • War message by McKinley

    Message sent to Congress. Urging armed intervention to free the oppressed Cubans. The legislators responded uproariously with a declaration of War.
  • Teller Amendment

    An amendment to a joint resolution of the United States Congress, enacted on April 20, 1898. It replaced military condition of U.S in Cuba.
  • Dewey's May Day Victory at Manila

    The American people plunged into the war lightheartedly. It was the acceleration of war.
  • American troops arrive at Manila

    Assisted Dewey to complete the war. The Manila episode renewed the U.S focus on Hawaii. It granted Hawaii residents citizenship.
  • Hawaii and its territorial status

    Hawaii received full territorial status in 1900. It was approved by McKinley on July 7,1898.
  • America's British cousins to yield

    Britain was willing to consent to the Hay Pauncefote Treaty. Gave U.S a free hand to build the Panama Canal.
  • Building Panama Canal

    Spanish American war reinvigorated interest in the canal across the Central America Isthmus. Initial obstacles were legal rather than geographical. President Theodore Roosevelt oversaw the realization of a long-term United States goal.
  • Congress final decisions on Panama Canal

    Columbian Senate rejected on America offer of $10 million and annual payment of $250,000 for 6 mile wide zone across Panama.
  • WWI

    The construction of Panama Canal came to an end just before the first World War would begin. The war that made a change to the world, the U.S would join until the last phase of the war.
  • Panama Canal Completed

    he Panama Canal officially opened on August 15, 1914, although the planned grand ceremony was downgraded due to the outbreak of WWI. The total cost was $350 million.