By Jose Flores
Feb 15, 1898
USS Maine Explodes in Havana Harbor , yellow journalism blamed the Spanish for blowing it up .
U.S declares war!!!
Yellow Journalism blamed the Spanish Blamed for the explosion of the USS Maine.
April 25, 1898 The U.S declared war against Spain!!!!!
May 1, 1898 : in the first battle between Spanish and American Forces, U.S Commodore Dewey and his Asiatic squadron defeat the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay in the Philippines.
June 22, 1898: U.s troops land in Cuba.
July 1 1898 : U.S Forces defeat the Spanish at the battle of San Juan heights.
July 3 1898: U.S Forces destroy the Spanish Fleet off Santiago Bay , Cuba.
The War is over !!!!
Aug 12, 1898 : The U.S and Spain sign the Protocol of Peace , ending Hostilites between the two.
Dec 10, 1898 : Treaty of Paris is signed giving up control of Cuba which becomes an indpendent republic and cedes Puerto Rico,Guam and (for 20mill) the Philippines to the U.S .
July 7 1898: U.S annexes Hawaii by an act of congress
(Note: Theodore Roosevelt before President Fought in Spanish American war ).
march 4 1901 William Mckinley's was assassinated . Theodore Roosevelt then became president.
Nov 17 1903: U.S acquires Panama Canal Zone
-U.S protected panama from intruders trying to take over ,so they gave them miles of the Panama Canal
Gave U.S Power Over seas (build Navys )
The Tides Break loose
World War 1 has begun !!!
June 28, 1914 : Archduke Franz was assassinated
-he was from Austria- Hungary
Aug 1, 1914 : WORLD WAR ONE BEGINS:
Feb 15 , 1915 : German proclamation - submarine warfare , submarines would get shot down in unrestricted areas.
May 7, 1915 : sinking of the Lusitania (128 Americans died ) , total was 1,198 people died .
April 24 , 1916 : Sussex pledge : Germany signed a paper saying they wont at the U.S again .
Feb 3, 1917 : failure of Diplomacy : Germany back stabbed U.S and attacks again .
Feb 24 , 1917 : Zinerman telegram - Germany wanted Mexico to join and attack the U.S
April 6, 1917 : U.s Enters war - U.S had enough of Germany and declares war ( mexico stayed neutrual )
may 18 1917 : Selective act : get volenturies to join War .
Sep 26 , 1918: Battle of the Argonne forest ; major turning point of the war , which involved the AEF (American Expeditionary Forces .Leader of that group was John Pershing , battle took place in Belgum , Pershing and his troops forced Germans all the way back making them araists .
Nov 11 , 1918 : Germany surrendered - war was over
1919; U.S rejects the treaty of Versailles : because the league of nations blamed Germany for everything , they took territories from them , reduce their military , and made them pay for all the damages when it should of been but on the central powers .