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- Causes, goals and effects of the Spanish-American War
- America's annexation of Hawaii and involvement in China and the Philippines
- American involvement in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Causes of WWI and America's entry into the war
- The Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations at the end of WWI
1. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power
When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?
2. 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.
3. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines
American imperialism had a major effect on the world. In this lesson, find out how a nation became a part of the U.S. for almost 50 years and how one kingdom became a U.S. state. The effect of U.S. imperialism in Asia and the Pacific had a long-lasting and far-reaching effect that we can still see today!
4. 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.
5. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War
Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.
6. The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention
The United States' best option was to stay out of World War I. They had nothing to gain from getting involved. So, they tried to stay neutral, but as American interests started to lean toward the Allied Powers, many events happened to give the States the final push to enter the war.
7. American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry
As much as the U.S. wanted to stay neutral during World War I, it proved impossible. This meant the U.S. had to raise the forces and money to wage war. Find out how Americans played their part in WWI in this lesson.
8. End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations
In this lesson, we will examine the Treaty of Versailles. We will explore the treaty's negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, take a look at the treaty's terms, and discuss Germany's reaction to the treaty.
9. John Pershing: Biography & Quotes
John J. Pershing was the best known American military commander between the Spanish-American War and the end of the First World War. He served with distinction in the Spanish-American War, the Philippines, and the First World War where he served as head of the Allied Expeditionary Forces.
10. Massacre at Wounded Knee: Summary & History
The battle between U.S. military troops and Lakota Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota on December 29, 1890, resulted in the deaths of perhaps 300 Sioux men, women, and children. The massacre at Wounded Knee was the last major battle of the Indian Wars of the late 19th century.
11. Mustard Gas in WWI: Effects and History
Learn about the development and history of mustard gas. From its beginnings as an odd chemical experiment to its use by both sides during WWI, as well as its effects and uses, it's all here.
12. Sussex Pledge: Definition & History
In the early years of World War I, German submarines were sinking any ship in sight. Pressured by the U.S., the Germans issued the Sussex Pledge and promised to only target military ships. Learn about the pledge and test your knowledge with a quiz.
13. Tammany Hall: Definition & History
Learn how the New York political machine of Tammany Hall controlled politics through corruption and patronage, but also how it helped poor immigrant communities in the late nineteenth century. Test your understanding with a quiz.
14. The Zimmermann Telegram: Definition & Summary
The Zimmermann Telegram was 162 simple words that pulled the United States into World War I against the German Empire. Find out about the message and its role in this lesson. Take a short quiz at the end to see what you've learned.
15. What are Liberty Bonds? - Definition & Uses in WWI
Liberty Bonds were government-issued bonds and were an attempt by the U.S. to finance its involvement in World War I. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Liberty Bond and how the nation promoted this important cause.
16. Medal of Honor Recipient Theodore Roosevelt III
This lesson looks at Theodore Roosevelt III, the oldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt. You will learn about his U.S. Army service during World Wars I and II, his actions that merited him the Congressional Medal of Honor, and his political career.
17. Two-Time Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel ~'Dan~' Daly
To win a Medal of Honor takes guts, composure, and selfless bravery. To win a second one takes something else entirely. In this lesson we'll explore the military career of SgtMjr Dan Daly, and see just what it takes.
18. Who was Alvin C. York? - Biography & Quotes
In this lesson we will learn about the life of World War I hero, Alvin C. York. We will learn why he has become a legend in American military history. We will also briefly highlight some of his quotes.
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