Modern US History
7 October 2015
Imperialism Thesis and Outline Example
Imperialism was/was not a proper and/or legitimate policy for the United States to follow at the turn of
the nineteenth century because _1
Annexing the Philippines
Using your textbook, beginning on page 211, read and list the arguments for and against the annexation of the Philippines.
Arguments for annexation
Arguments against annexation
Reasons for American Imperialism
Reasons against American Imperialism
Examples of Early American Imperialism:
1920s Economic Political Cartoon Analysis
Choose four political cartoons and fill out the chart
Describe the overall action
List and explain the symbols
Overall Message of the
Types of American Diplomacy
Big Stick Diplomacy
President who followed this
Examples of diplomacy in action
Benefits of this type of
Drawbacks of this type of
The Populist Party
What is Populism?
William Jennings Bryan
Grew out of
Thesis of History:
Who made up the Populist Party?
The Populist Platform
What they believed:
You and your group are members of the Populist Party in 1892 or 1896. It is your j
Document A: Molly Elliot Seawell
It has often been pointed out that women should not pass laws on matters of war and peace, since no
woman can do military duty. But this point applies to other issues, too. No woman can have any
practical knowledge of ship
The South & West Transformed Writing Assignment
Due in class on Tuesday September 8th
Directions: Choose one of the following historical points of view and create a 500 to 700 word letter describing the major
events, terms, people and ideas of the late 18
A Modern Progressive Era
In your assigned group, you will work to create a 4-slide PowerPoint presentation displaying 3 examples
of how the Progressive Era is similar to our modern era.
Slide 1- Title introduction slide
Include your group members names
Unit 2 Study guide: An Industrial Nation
Unit 2 Test: Wed/Thurs September 16th/17th
Chapter 4 Section 3: Reconstruction
What was the goal of Reconstruction?
How did Lincolns assassination effect Reconstruction?
What did the 13th, 14t
7.4 Wilson and the Mexican Revolution
Starting on page 221, answer the following questions.
1. Who ruled Mexico from 1877 to 1910?
2. What were three tactics that Diaz used to bring order to Mexico?
3. Although American investments were gr
The Great Migration: Push and Pull Factors
Read the given primary sources, and list the reasons for African Americans migrating north. Include the push and pull factors.
Letters written to the
The Spanish American War Overview
Causes of the War
1. Cuban dissatisfaction:
2. Yellow Journalism:
3. US Imperialist Sympathies:
4. American Investment in Cuba:
5. Immediate Causes:
Two important events took place that spurred the US into action
Soldiers in the Philippines Primary Source Documents
Document Set A: Testimony from Senate Hearings (Modified)
Between January and June 1902, the U.S. Senate conducted hearings on the war in the
Philippines. The excerpts below come from testimony given at
American Imperialism Political Cartoon Instructions &
One 8 X 11 White non-lined sheet of paper (you must use the full sheet)
Hand drawn (stick figures and printed pictures are not acceptable)
Must use color
The BACK of th
PBS American Experience: The Panama Canal
1. How many miles long is the Panama Canal?
2. What nation is responsible for the construction of the Panama Canal?
3. Why did people want to build a canal through the Isthmus of Panama?
4. What na
American Imperialism Study Guide
How did yellow journalism impact the war? - yellow journalism was mainly important with
regard to this war because it inflamed American public opinion, causing people to pressure the
government to go to war again
January, 2nd, 1863
Dear, future president
Hello, future President, Im Justin, living in 1863. Im young man, just
Im 22 years old. I live in west region in America. And I just came here
six months ago. I came here searching for gold and silver, because I
American soldiers and civilians were weary from four years of war, yet the Japanese
military was refusing to give up their fight. American forces occupied Okinawa and Iwo Jima
and were intensely fire bombing Japanese cities. But Japan had
A Letter Home From War
February 14, 1916
Dear Mom, Dad and my Brother
Here is so cold, snow and blizzards. We are battling in the Battle of the Somme. Im so scared.
But I have to protect my family, friends, and my nation. I had so many crisis death. The
WW1 Propaganda Choice Activity
Poster 1, its name is Help crush the menace of the seas buy liberty bonds. This
Poster showing a bloodied fist holding a knife rising from the sea, in the background is an
American ship. This poster used FEAR propaganda te