Ch 15: American Imperialism (1890-1919): Tutoring Solution

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The American Imperialism (1890-1919) chapter of this AP US History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about America's influence on and expansion into foreign lands. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the events and policies of American imperialism required in a typical AP US history course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the reasons for American imperialism.
  • Describe the causes and effects of the Spanish-American War.
  • Take a look at American imperialism in the Philippines, China, Hawaii, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Explain what led to World War I.
  • Understand America's official position in World War I.
  • Describe America's involvement in WWI.
  • Learn about the end of WWI.

15 Lessons in Chapter 15: American Imperialism (1890-1919): Tutoring Solution
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American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

1. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

American imperialism refers to efforts the United States makes to have economic, political, and cultural authority in other countries. Learn more about the definition of American imperialism, explore the reasons for it, and review the United States' rising international power. Explore the work of Alfred Thayer Mahan and understand his role in American imperialism.

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

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

The Spanish-American War came about due to imperialist motives that resulted in the expansion of US control in the Caribbean and the Philippines. Study the causes of the war, as well as its goals and the results.

American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

3. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

Imperialism is defined as one nation enforcing its political or expansionary will upon another usually through military conquest and political diplomacy. Explore the impact of American imperialism on Hawaii, China, Japan, and the Philippines at various times in history.

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

4. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

American imperialism attempted to protect American interests in foreign countries. Learn how American imperialism affected Latin America and the Caribbean through the Platt Amendment, the Roosevelt Corollary, Dollar Diplomacy and Missionary Diplomacy, and the creation of the Panama Canal.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

5. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the tipping point for World War I to begin. Learn the causes that led to the war through the acronym MAIN: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism.

The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

6. The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

The United States wanted to stay neutral in World War I until British ships carrying American passengers sank. Learn the overview of the official position of the US, their isolation as tension built up, and their intervention as announced through the Zimmerman note.

American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry

7. American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry

After struggling for almost three years to remain a neutral country, America officially became involved in World War I in April of 1917. Learn about American involvement in the war, the challenge of building troops and funds, and how the war changed after America's entry.

End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

8. End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

World War I ended with the Treaty of Versailles. Learn about the peace negotiations process, the terms of the treaty, and Germany's reaction to signing the document that acknowledged their defeat.

Ellis Island: History & Facts

9. Ellis Island: History & Facts

Ellis Island was the main entry point during the height of European immigration (1890s-1920s). Discover the rich and amazing history of this classic American icon in this lesson. Then, take a short quiz to test what you learned.

Mexican War of Independence: Summary & Timeline

10. Mexican War of Independence: Summary & Timeline

In the early 19th century, Mexico obtained its sovereignty from Spain in the Mexican War of Independence. Review a summary and timeline of events for the war. Explore the buildup to the revolution and the aftermath of the revolution to understand how the war affected Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

Mexican-American War: Causes, Effects & Results

11. Mexican-American War: Causes, Effects & Results

The Mexican-American War came about due to President James Polk's decision to turn Texas into a U.S. state. Explore the relations between Mexico and the United States during this time and study the causes, effects and results of the war.

The Brooklyn Bridge: Construction, History & Facts

12. The Brooklyn Bridge: Construction, History & Facts

Explore the history, construction, and significance of the Brooklyn and test your understanding about architecture and 19th-century American engineering.

What is the Panama Canal? - History, Building & Facts

13. What is the Panama Canal? - History, Building & Facts

The Panama Canal is a man-made canal that cuts through the Isthmus of Panama to connect the Pacific & Atlantic Oceans. Learn about the historical background, interesting facts, & America's involvement in the building of the Panama Canal.

William Howard Taft: Biography, Facts & Quotes

14. William Howard Taft: Biography, Facts & Quotes

William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States (1909-1913). Notable for being the handpicked successor of Theodore Roosevelt, he is the only president to have served on the Supreme Court.

Booker T. Washington: Biography, Quotes & Accomplishments

15. Booker T. Washington: Biography, Quotes & Accomplishments

Experience the life and legacy of the famous African-American leader of post-Civil War America, Booker T. Washington. Learn about his conservative ideas on race relations and his dedicated pursuit of black economic empowerment through vocational training. Then, take the quiz for the lesson to see what you know!

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