Ch 8: America, War & Imperialism in the 1890s

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America, War & Imperialism in the 1890s - Chapter Summary

Discover or get reacquainted with America, war and imperialism in the 1890s with help from this chapter's bite-sized lessons. Created by expert instructors, these lessons provide in-depth analyses of the Spanish-American War, yellow journalism, the Platt Amendment and more. Review the lessons any time and from any location, thanks to 24/7 computer and mobile access. If you need help understanding concepts covered, don't hesitate to submit questions to our subject-matter experts. Multiple-choice quizzes can check your comprehension of each lesson you study. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain how war and conflict impacted foreign policy in the 1890s
  • Discuss the role Sanford B. Dole played in the annexation of Hawaii
  • Detail the causes, goals and results of the Spanish-American War
  • List and describe the major battles of the Spanish-American War
  • Define and detail the history of yellow journalism
  • Share facts about the annexation debate and rebellion of the Philippines
  • Provide the definition and a summary of the Platt Amendment of 1901
  • Analyze and discuss American imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: America, War & Imperialism in the 1890s
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American Foreign Policy, War & Conflict in the 1890s

1. American Foreign Policy, War & Conflict in the 1890s

In this lesson, we'll discover the trends and factors that led to increased American military intervention abroad in the 1890s. From economics and idealism, to a willingness to use American military might, the 1890s were an important decade.

Sanford B. Dole & the Annexation of Hawaii

2. Sanford B. Dole & the Annexation of Hawaii

An American statesman, politician and lawyer, Sanford B. Dole played a key role in the history of Hawaii. This lesson will explore Dole's career and the events that led to the annexation of Hawaii.

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

3. The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

The Spanish-American war was a new kind of war involvement for the U.S. It was not for freedom, it was not an internal conflict. It was fought over expansion and the idea of spreading American influence in the Caribbean and in the Philippines.

Major Battles of the Spanish-American War

4. Major Battles of the Spanish-American War

Despite the fact that it had major effects on American foreign policy, even continuing today, the Spanish-American War was decided by only a small number of battles. This lesson explains three of the most important.

What is Yellow Journalism? - Definition, History & Examples

5. What is Yellow Journalism? - Definition, History & Examples

This lesson will explore the origin of the term yellow journalism and explain how this style of news reporting roused public support and influenced policy decisions.

The Annexation Debate & Rebellion of the Philippines

6. The Annexation Debate & Rebellion of the Philippines

In this lesson, we'll look at how the Philippines changed following the 1898 Spanish-American War. While the Filipinos may have hoped for independence, the Americans had different ideas. Following the lesson, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Platt Amendment: Definition & Summary

7. The Platt Amendment: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, you'll examine the Spanish-American War and the Platt Amendment of 1901, which made Cuba a protectorate of the United States. You'll also learn about the historical consequences of the amendment and its impact on U.S. - Cuban relations.

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

8. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

Around the turn of the 20th century, the United States entered a period of non-colonial imperial expansion throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn about the short-term and long-term effects of some of these policies in this video lesson.

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