EXPANSIONISM TIMELINE  

(APRIL 1898-1901) Was a conflict between Spain & United States.The U.S.S Maine blew up and United States had declared war on Spain on behalf of Cuba.

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898

(1909-1913) Create stability and order to promote American commercial interests.

DOLLAR DIPLOMACY 1909

(JUNE 28 1914) Archduke France Ferdinand was assassinated which made the outbreak of WWI.

ARCHDUKE FRANCE FERDINAND IS ASSASSINATED 1914

(FEBRUARY 15 1915) British Isles were considered a war zone and Germany would sink any ship that would enter the are which was the unrestricted submarine warfare.

GERMAN PROCLAMATION/UNRESTRICTED SUBMARINE WARFARE 1915

(MAY 17 1915) A ship that was sunk by a German Submarine killing more than 100 Americans.

SINKING OF LUSITANIA 1915

(APRIL 24 1916) Germany promises not to sink any merchant ships without any warning.

SUSSEX PLEDGE 1916

(FEBRUARY 24 1917) Revealed Germany's plan to ask Mexico's government to make an attack on the U.S in exchange for land.

ZIMMERMAN TELEGRAM 1917

(APRIL 6 1917) U.S enters WWI against Germany because of the sinking of the ships.

U.S ENTERS WWI 1917

(MAY 18 1917) All men ages between 21 to 30 to go register for military service to be sent to war.

SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT 1917

(JUNE 28 1919) It was one of the peace treaties for the end of WWI.Ended the war between Germany and the Allied Powers.

TREATY OF VERSAILLES 1919

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