Open Door Policy
A policy proposed by the US in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China.
A 1900 Uprising in China aimed at ending foreign influence in the country.
Commodore Matthew Perry
the Commodore of the U.S. Navy who compelled the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854.
The political program that followed the destruction of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868, in which a collection of young leaders set Japan on the path of centralization, industrialization, and imperialism.
Ship that explodes off the coast of Cuba in Havana harbor and helps contribute to the start of the Spanish-American War
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers
The first US Volunteer Calvary, started by Teddy Roosevelt
diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
Roosevelt's 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States has the right to protect its economic interests in South And Central America by using military force
a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States (1904-1914)
Written by Arthur Zimmerman, a german foreign secretary. In this note he had secretly proposed a German- Mexican alliance. He tempted Mexico with the ideas of recovering Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The note was intercepted on March 1, 1917 by the U.S. government. This was a major factor that led us into WWI.
This British liner was sunk in 1915, by German U-Boats, causing Wilson to issue a stern warning to the Germans, telling them not to attack unarmed vessels "without warning".
Selective Service Act
law requiring men to register for military service
Schenck v. US
Can limit free speech when there is a "clear and present danger"
League of Nations
an international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations