-Imperialism is the extension of a nations power over other lands.
-Things that led to imperialism were:
-More area to sell goods and to invest.
-New sources of raw materials for their factories.
Wilson Fights for Peace
January 1918, Wilson goes to Versailles, outside of Paris, France.
1/18/19: Fourteen Points: Wilsons plan for world peace
No secret treaties
Freedom of the seas
No tariffs free trade
Arms should be reduce
Changing Ways of Life
New Urban Scene
Big cities with millions of people.
Adapting to new urban environment
Great Migration: during WWI people went to cities seeking industrial
Talked about current scientific and social ideas
Education and Popular Culture
Schools and Mass Media Shape Culture
1914: 1 million students made it to High School; 1926: 4 million students made it
High schools offer courses for industrial jobs
Expanding News Coverage
OUTBREAK OF WWI
Competition lead to fear over Germanys growing power in Europe.
Ethnic groups resented domination by others
Some ethnic groups wanted protection from larger nations
Russia: thought itself to be protector of Europes Slavic people (Serbs
Presidential Effects on Progressivism
What would Teddy believe today?
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be
given a square deal afterwards.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering
The Spanish American War
April to August 1898
The Spanish American War
American Interest in Cuba
Cuba, 90 miles south of Florida
1854: suggested that US buy Cuba from Spain
1868-1878, Cuba rebels against Spain, gains US sympathy
Acquiring New Lands
18.3 From Puerto Rico to China
What did Puerto Ricans want?
Local self government
US gave no promises
General Nelson A. Miles
Occupied Puerto Rico
Stated, Americans are there to bring protection to people and property, promot
America As a World Power
Panama Canal Tolls
Revised January 2005.
Panama Canal tolls (fees) for transiting are in U.S. dollars.
Roosevelt becomes President in 1901
1904: Russia and Japan go to war over Korea
Japan was winning but r
Four goals of Progressivism
Protecting social welfare
Promoting moral improvement
Creating economic reform
Journalists: writers exposed the unsafe conditions faced by factory workers.
Intellectuals questioned role of lar
American Power Tips the Balance
US not prepared: 200,000 men in service.
Raising an army
Selective Service Act
May 1917: required men to register with the gov. randomly selected for
3 million called for service
Bob Hope Essay
Throughout his life, Bob Hope sought to reach the goal of using radios and
televisions as a medium to communicate with families regarding news, politics, and
society. He has impacted the world through a wide spectrum of his acc
U.S. History Paper
Franz Ferdinand Was Not the Cause of World War I
The Great War, spanning from 1914 to 1918, left 8.5 million people dead, 21
million people wounded, and 7.75 million missing or in prison. These figures show the
brutality of World War
Progressivism was a movement that arose to address many of the social problems.
The reformers were called progressives, and they sought to improve living
conditions for the urban poor.
This was all spurred due to Jacob Riis
Honors U.S. History
World War II
The twentieth century bestowed upon the world countless amounts of historical
moments that have both shaken as well as built the lifestyles that we lead today. A
predominantly important event that took place was W
U.S. Midterm Study Guide
Laissez-faire- a form of capitalism, or free enterprise, where companies were allowed to
operate without government interference.
Patronage- the support of someone or a group in order to get a position or stature. One
gets a posit
An Economic Savior
Prior to World War II, the economic stability of the countries around the world
had plunged into a depression due to the stock market crash in the U.S. People were
desperate when it came to finding a leader
Bao Dai, the last Emperor of Vietnam, was born on October 22 nd, 1913. He did
the majority of his studies in France, only to return to Vietnam and take his fathers place
in the throne. Bao Dai belonged to the Nguyen Dynasty,
U.S. History World War II Study Guide
-In the 1930s, due to Great Depression, Mukden Incident, and Nanking massacre, the
U.S. and Japan had a tensed relation.
-The U.S. along with U.K, Australia, and the Dutch, boycotted Japan via trade embargo.
The Cotentin Peninsula was the first territory conquered by the Vikings and Cherbourg
became a port.
During the Seven Years' War the town was briefly occupied by a British force in the Raid
on Cherbourg in 1758. T
The Bombing of Japan is Justified
Many strategists argue to this day on whether the bombing of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki was a rational decision. Factors that may sway ones opinion on this matter
would be the difference in the numb
IMPERIALISM AND AMERICA
Why would the US need to expand?
Desire for military strength
Thirst for new markets
Belief in cultural superiority
What is Imperialism?
Stronger nations extend their economic, political, or military c