Treaty of PAris officially ends Spanish-American war; Puerto Rico, guam, and the Philippines added to American posessions
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
wrote Our Country that supported the need to bring Christianity to the rest of the world
25th president responsible for Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, and the Annexation of Hawaii, imperialism. Is assassinated by an anarchist
Spanish-American war hero, Progressive President, pivotal in the building of the Panama Canal
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."
Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt who pioneered the open-door policy and Panama canal
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
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
an American diplomat, politician, and presidential advisor. Sent by Wilson to London, Paris, and Berlin to negotiate a peace settlement
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.
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
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