Imperialism/World War 1
Annexation of Hawaii 1898
The annexation of Hawaii extended the United States territory into the pacific and control of ports, buildings, harbors military equipment, and property that belonged to the government of Hawaii. I am proud of this because it allowed the US to gain more power in the pacific which opened other opportunities for the Untied States strategy wise. My evidence is a newspaper article that states that Hawaii is now part of the US.
Dollar diplomacy particularly during president William Howard Taft's term was used to further its aims in latin America and east Asia through the use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries. I am proud of this because with these loans the US would give us power over these other countries. Even though we were giving them money we were the ones coming out on top. My evidence is a political cartoon that shows taft standing over other countries directing them in what to do.
The sinking of the Lusitania
The Lusitania made its maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York in Sep. 1907. a torpedo was fired at the Lusitania from a german submarine. Within 18 mins the ship was completely underwater. At this time 1,924 aboard died, this included 114 americans. This was the final push over the edge that caused the US to enter the war. I am no proud of the moment that the Lusitania was sunk. The United states was an independent power and without them joining the war, WW1 might of went on a lot longer. My evidence is an article about the attack on the ship
War Bonds are debt securities issued by a government to finance military operations and other expenditure in time of war. the bonds also remove money from circulation and thus helped to control inflation. I am proud of this because without money our military would not be able to keep going and evolving,and we all know how long we would last without a strong military.My evidence is a propaganda poster that encourages you to help.
Modern warfare is the using of concepts,methods, and military technology that have come into use during world war. Without the modern warfare there would be nothing to fight with and also no strategy.With the technology that they had back then they were able not only to fight but do some damage.I'm proud of this because when our country is in danger and we need to make a stand we have the means to do so, and not only make a stand but make a statement.My evidence is a propaganda poster about mustard gas.
Indian Removal Act of 1830
The indian removal act was passed by congress on May 28, 1830 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. The law authorized the president to negotiate with the southern indian tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their homelands. I am not proud of this because we just took the land they were raised on. Sure we offered them so more land, but thats just like someone telling us we need to leave but and say they are going to offer you a new place. It will never be the same...theirs no place like home. my evidence is a painting of the indians on their journey.