U.S History Timeline
Jorge Ramos 6th period 10/21/14
The Spanish American War was fought because Spain sank the U.S.S. Maine. The US went to war and beat Spain. This showed the world the US's power at war. Th US took some colonies from Spain and freed Cuba.
Treaty of Paris 1898
The Treaty of Paris was written after the Spainsh American War and was a discussion about what to do with the colonies.
Annexation of Hawaii
The annexation of Hawaii was a important step in making the US a world power. It expanded the reach of the US.
Panama Canal was built to because after the Spanish American war the US realized that it took way too long to get around to the Pacific Ocean. So by building a canal it would cut the trip in more than half.
German U-boats were made by the Germans in the midst of WWI they used to there advantage in sinking ships and scaring their enemies.
Pure Food and Drug Act
June 03, 1906
The Pure Food And Drug act was passed because foods and drugs were made so cheap to the point where they were unhealthy. So the government, passed a law saying that they have to be held to a certain standard. This made the US look more civilized.
World War I
August 1, 1914
WWI started because of an assassination, and because of alliances the war was blown out of proportion. Making it a world war. The US joined in the last year and ended the war.
U.S. trade with Great Britain
The U.S. was in the midst of trading with the G.B. during WWI, which might had done something to which side the U.S decided to help after choosing a side in the war.
February 15, 1915
British Isles considered war zones. Germany made it a dangerous place.
Sinking of the Lusitania
May 7, 1915
The German sank a commercial ship called the Lusitania. Americans were killed the US furious .
After the Sinking of the Lusitania . Germany apologized The Sussex pledge was the apology saying Germany would not sink another ship.
Money that only has value because of the reputation of the country but has no gold standard
Failure of Diplomacy
February 3, 1917
Germany despite saying sorry fro sinking ships. Germany KEPT seeking ship useing its U-boats.
February 24, 1917
Telegram send from Germnay to Mexico trying to persuade them to attack the US for land.
Selective Service Act
May 18, 1917
The U.S began recruiting after it joined the war.
The espionage act was a law passed because the government was afraid of the people spilling secrets.
Alvin York was a general
September 26, 1918
A battle was fought at argonne forest it was a battle that ended WWI
Wilson's 14 Points
Wilson wrote 14 points. What were these 14 points? They were points to help prevent another WW.
Treaty of Versailles
The treaty of versace was a peace treaty put together by the Allies, the winners of the war. Germany and the Central Powers had no say in it.