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Period 7 Timeline of Major Events (1897-1945) Key Concepts: 7.1: Growth expanded opportunity, while economic instability led to new efforts to reform U.S. society and its economic system. 7.2: Innovations in communications and technology contributed to the growth of mass culture, while signi fi cant changes occurred in internal and international migration patterns. 7.3: Participation in a series of global con icts propelled the United States into a position of international power while renewing domestic debates over the nation’s proper role in the world. Directions: Use the Goal 7 PDF to complete the timeline below. For each term will be graded based on: 1. The historical context provided on details surrounding the event 2. What is the term specifically? 3. After EACH event insert an IMAGE. President: Event and Significance: Helpful Videos William McKinley Republican (1897-1901) The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890) : is a book Alfred Thayer Mahan created explaining the US need for a strong navy. Mahan argued that the US needed to occupy sites around the world in order to establish stations and naval bases. He thought that the in order for economic development called for a strong navy. Spanish-American War (1898): Cubans were getting irritated at the presence of American and Spanish foreigners, who amassed huge fortunes while natives toiled on the plantations. Cubans launched hit and run attacks on trains, and railways. Their goal was to damage economic life of the island. US. gained victory in this war and ceded Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines in the process. Yellow Journalism: is the alteration of the truth in efforts to sell articles/papers. As Americans were being informed of the atrocities of the Spanish-American war journalist like Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzers were publicating false information to the American public about CUba, in order to sell papers. USS Maine Event: The USS Marine was sent to Cuba in order to act as an escape vessel for all the Americans living on the island at the time. But, upon arriving to Havana Harbor the ship mysteriously exploded. As soon as Amercians got word of this, journalist blame Cuba for this incident, further enraging American citizens. Nevertheless, leading to Mckinley declaring war on Spain. Teller Amendment: Was added to the declaration of war to assure Cuba and the World that the United States.It was intended to grant Cuba its independent once the war ended.
Annexation of Hawaii (1898): Taxes and tariffs had cut into the profits of American and BRitish born sugar plantation owners. After a series of coups and rebellions with the aid of US military diplomatic personnel, the Hawaii kingdom had finally been overthrown. After an investigation was issued, it was reported that US personnel were abusing their power which lead Mckinley to authorize Annexation of Hawaii.

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