January 17, 1893 Annexation of Hawaii

The queen of Hawaii was over thrown and were replaced by a Provisional government. Sanford B. Dole became President of the Republic in 1894.

January 17,1898 Treaty of Paris  

Agreement that resulted in the Spanish Empire surrendering control of Cuba and ceding Puerto Rico. Along with with the Islands of Guam and the Philippines to the United States.

February 15, 1898  U.S.S Maine gets Blown Up

U.S Battleship Maine blew up in the Havana Harbor. The Muckrakers blamed on Spain; which caused tension between the two. And led to the Spanish American War.  

April 25, 1898 Spanish American War

Rising tension between the U.S and Spain that resulted in a end to Colonial rule in America. Resulting in the U.S obtaining territories in the Pacific and Latin America.

1904 Roosevelt Corollary

Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine which stated that the United States  would intervene as a last resort with conflicts involving the European and Latin America countries.And insuring that other nations in the west would fulfill their obligations  international creations.    

August 15,1904-1914 Panama Canal

United States took control of the Panama Canal from France in 1904. Greatly reduced the time for ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific ocean.  

1909-1914 Dollar Diplomacy

Promoted American foreign policy.  The United States would loan money. And if the loan could not be payed back;the United States would take control of their railroads and banks. Along with others things.

1914 Arch Duke was killed

Arch Duke France Ferdinand is assassinated. Neighboring Slavic state planned the assassination of the Arch Duke.  

February 15,  1915 Unrestricted submarine warfare

British Isles waters were considered a official war zone.  

May 7,1915 Sinking of the Lusitania

British passenger ship was struck by a German torpedo killing 120 people.

April 24, 1916 Sussex pledge

Germany promised not to sink any more merchant ships without warning.

February 3, 1917 Failure of Diplomacy

Germany resumes U boat attacks on the U.S.

February 24, 1917 Zimmerman Telegraph

British intercept the Zimmerman Telegraph reveling Germany's plan to ask the Mexican government to attack the U.S in exchange for Texas, Arizona etc.

April 16, 1917  United States enter the War.

United States enter World War 1.

June 15, 1917 Espionage Act

Prohibited interference with Military operation or recruitment.  

May 18, 1917 Selective Service Act

Government had the power to draft soldiers. The men they drafted were between 21 and 30 years old. 10 million men across the country had registered.

September 26,1918 Battle of Argonne Forest

600,00 Soldiers and 50 tanks made their way to the Argonne Forest. Where Germany had their forts located. AEP soldiers invaded; and German soldiers surrendered .

November 11, 1918 WW1 ends

German surrender after Alvin York killed roughly 25 German single-handily. nd captured another 132.

June 28,1919 Treaty of Versailles

Peace treaty at the end of WW1 that ended the state of war; between Germany and the Allied Powers.

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