50 terms

APUSH; World War I

Purchase of Alaska for 7.2 million
Treaty with Samoa marks the beginning of US expanion in the Pacific
Alfred T. Mahan publishes The Influence of Seapower Upon HIstory
McKinley Tariff
USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor
Spanish-American war
Hawaii annexed by joiint resolution of Congress
Treaty of PAris officially ends Spanish-American war; Puerto Rico, guam, and the Philippines added to American posessions
US announces Open Door Policy toward China
Boxer Rebellion suppressed in China
McKinley assassinated; Theodore Roosevelt becomes President
US purchases Panama Canal zone following Panamanian Revolution
Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
President Roosevelt mediates settlement of Russo-Japanese War
"Gentleman's Agreement" between Japan and the US
Woodrow Wilson elected president
World War I begins in Europe; President Wilson proclaims American neutrality
Sinking of the Lusitania in the North Atlantic
Zimmerman telegram
US enters World War I
Selective Service Act; beginning of the modern draft system
Wilson announces his Fourteen Points
Armistice declared; end of World War I
PEace negotiations in PAris finally result in Treaty of Versailles
SEnate debates Treaty of Versailles, but fails to ratify
William Seward
Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson; purchased Alaska and acquired Midway Islands
James G. Blaine
US Senator from Maine, Presidential candidate in 1884, Secretary of State under Garfield, Arthur, and Harrison; promoted Pan-Americanism and building a canal through central America
Alfred T. Mahan
wrote The Influence of Sea Power in History in 1890
Josiah Strong
wrote Our Country that supported the need to bring Christianity to the rest of the world
William McKinley
25th president responsible for Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, and the Annexation of Hawaii, imperialism. Is assassinated by an anarchist
Theodore Roosevelt
Spanish-American war hero, Progressive President, pivotal in the building of the Panama Canal
Joseph Pulitzer
creator of the "New York World;"cut the prices so people could afford it; featured color comics and yellow journalism
William Randolph Hearst
A leading newspaperman of his times, he ran The New York Journal and helped create and propagate "yellow (sensationalist) journalism."
John Hay
Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt who pioneered the open-door policy and Panama canal
George Dewey
US Navy Commodore, hero of Manila Bay
Walter Reed
army doctor who confirmed the theory that yellow fever was transmitted by mosquitos
George Geothals
army engineer who directed the construction of the Panama Canal
William Gorgas
army doctor who abated transmission of yellow fever and malaria by controlling the mosquitos that contracted disease
the Hawaiian Queen who tried to eliminate white control in the Hawaiian government. The white population revolted and seized power. Under McKinley Hawaii was annexed
William Howard Taft
27th president of the U.S.; he angered progressives by moving cautiously toward reforms and by supporting the Payne-Aldrich Tariff; he lost Roosevelt's support and was defeated for a second term; headed the War Labor Board during WWI
Woodrow Wilson
28th president of the United States, known for World War I leadership, created Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, Clayton Antitrust Act, progressive income tax, lower tariffs, women's suffrage (reluctantly), Treaty of Versailles, sought 14 points post-war plan, League of Nations (but failed to win U.S. ratification), won Nobel Peace Prize
Edward House
an American diplomat, politician, and presidential advisor. Sent by Wilson to London, Paris, and Berlin to negotiate a peace settlement
William Jennings Bryan
Wilson's Secretary of State; World's most outstanding Pacifist
Robert Lansing
Wilson's second Secretary of State, interventionist
Edith Bolling Wilson
Second wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1915 to 1921. She has been labeled "the Secret President" and "the first woman to run the government" for the role she played when her husband suffered prolonged and disabling illness after a stroke in October 1919.
Jeannette Rankin
the first woman elected to congress. she was from montana and voted against WWI as well as WWII.
John J. Pershing
Commander of American Expeditionary Force of over 1 million troops who insisted his soldiers fight as independent units so US would have independent role in shaping the peace
Alvin York
Tennessee-born soldier whose action in the Argonne Forest made him an american hero, killed 25 machine-gunners and captured 132 German soldiers when his soldiers took cover; won Congressional Medal of Freedom
Charles Schenck
arrested for violating the Espionage Act
Henry Cabot Lodge
a Republican who disagreed with the Versailles Treaty, and who was the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He mostly disagreed with the section that called for the League to protect a member who was being threatened.