6_World War I - Terms and Outlines An abyss of blood and...

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Terms and Outlines “An abyss of blood and darkness”: World War I World War I is a coming-of-age story for Americans—the experience of this war will change Americans’ perception of the world. Novelist Henry James described WWI as “an abyss of blood and darkness.” The brutal reality of the war proved him right: Battle of the Marne=one million casualties in a single battle “Lost Generation” of Hemingway and Fitzgerald I. American Foreign Policy, 1865-1914 A. Revised mission Wm Seward, Alaska, “Seward’s Folly” B. U.S. and Cuba Cuban revolution against Spain Maine – “Remember the Maine and to hell with Spain” C. Spanish-American War TR—“Rough Riders,” Battle of San Juan Hill Adm. Go. Dewey Manila, Emilio Aguinaldo, Philippines Treaty of Paris D. Professional diplomacy Platt Amendment (1903) “white man’s burden”—Rudyard Kipling Panama Canal (1903)—opens 1914 Roosevelt Corollary (1904) Diplomatic compromise with Japan (1905-1908) Taft-Katsura Agmt “Great White Fleet”
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