Ch 4: Major Events During American Imperialism: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Major Events During American Imperialism chapter of this Post-Civil War U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of the major events related to American imperialism. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of major events during American imperialism.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering post-Civil War U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn post-Civil War U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the major events during the United States' rise to power
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the major events during American imperialism
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Major Events During American Imperialism chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a major events during American imperialism unit of a standard post-Civil War U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • The Spanish-American War
  • American imperialism in Hawaii, China and the Philippines
  • American imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Causes of World War I
  • American involvement in World War I

24 Lessons in Chapter 4: Major Events During American Imperialism: Help and Review
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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.

History of the Pan-Americanism Movement

9. History of the Pan-Americanism Movement

Pan-Americanism was a movement started in the early 19th century that encouraged unity among the Americas. Learn about the failure of early attempts and the importance of trade to the success of later attempts.

Building the New Navy

10. Building the New Navy

The United States implemented a venture to build a formidable navy at the turn of the 20th century. Compare the naval strength of different nations at the time, and see the development of the Great White Fleet, no longer constructed of wooden ships.

Major Battles of the Spanish-American War

11. Major Battles of the Spanish-American War

The Spanish-American War was a struggle catalyzed by brewing tensions from continued Spanish colonization and the explosion of the USS ~'Maine.~' Explore the three major battles that shaped the war's outcome: Manila Bay, San Juan Hill, and Santiago de Cuba.

The Annexation Debate & Rebellion of the Philippines

12. The Annexation Debate & Rebellion of the Philippines

The Philippines underwent changes in leadership and national attitude towards their surrounding countries and the United States. Learn about the benevolent assimilation involvement of the US and the rebellion of Filipino nationalists that promoted independence, but not until after 1946.

Puerto Rico: U.S. Acquisition & Rule

13. Puerto Rico: U.S. Acquisition & Rule

Puerto Rico, instead of undergoing rebellion and cession like the Philippines and Cuba, has remained a commonwealth of the United States. Explore the complex relationship between the US and Puerto Rico in the events of military rule, Foraker act, and Jones act bringing closer ties.

Woodrow Wilson: Presidency & Reforms

14. Woodrow Wilson: Presidency & Reforms

Woodrow Wilson started his career as a political scientist and became one of America's most loved presidents. Explore the presidency of Woodrow Wilson and discover his rise to power, domestic reforms, and foreign policies.

Life in the United States During World War I

15. Life in the United States During World War I

From the outset and throughout its duration, World War I caused societal changes or shifts in the United States. Learn about the social changes that resulted through American propaganda, new roles for women at home and overseas in the war, the great migration of African-Americans from the South, and anti-immigrant sentiment that swept much of the country.

Inflation & Strikes After World War I

16. Inflation & Strikes After World War I

After World War I, countless Americans returned home to discover lower-paying jobs and higher prices. This resulted in multiple strikes that took place in 1919. Learn about the infiltration that happened after WWI, the post-war economy, and the multiple strikes that took place all over the nation.

Racial Tension During & After World War I

17. Racial Tension During & After World War I

Even though the United States was introduced to a new kind of racial tension throughout the Civil War, World War I is what made those tensions become entirely exposed. Learn about the racial tension before, during, and after WWI, along with Americanization.

Carrie Chapman Catt: Biography, Quotes & Accomplishments

18. Carrie Chapman Catt: Biography, Quotes & Accomplishments

Carrie Chapman Catt was one of the most vital organizers, speakers, and writers of the women's rights movement. In this lesson, we will explore the life of Carrie Chapman Catt, her notable accomplishments, and read some of her famous quotes.

Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914: Definition & Summary

19. Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914: Definition & Summary

The definition of the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 states that businesses are prohibited from participating in any actions that would impede trade. A summary of this act aims at restricting the ability for businesses to have a monopoly in any given market. Discover the issues in business before the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 and a summary of the act, which serves to ensure fair business practices.

George Creel: Biography & Work During WWI

20. George Creel: Biography & Work During WWI

George Creel was an American writer, politician, and an investigative journalist. His life's path took him from a tough childhood to the head of one of the most important domestic war departments during World War I: The Committee for Public Information.

Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points: Definition, Speech & Summary

21. Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points: Definition, Speech & Summary

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, serving from 1913 to 1921. Learn about Wilson's significant speech that outlined the Fourteen Points he considered important in negotiating peace after World War I. Review the definition, speech, summary, and outcome of the Fourteen Points to understand how they impacted the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations.

Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom: Definition, Plan & Platform

22. Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom: Definition, Plan & Platform

During his 1912 presidential campaign, Woodrow Wilson made a series of speeches known as the New Freedom. Explore the New Freedom plan, Wilson's platform, the reform packages of the competing candidates, and Wilson's view of the government's economic role.

What are the Regions of the United States?

23. What are the Regions of the United States?

The United States is a large country that is split up into different regions that cover its diverse geographical terrain. Learn more about the various regions such as the North, the South, the Midwest, the West and their most notable characteristics.

What are the Four Regions of Texas?

24. What are the Four Regions of Texas?

Texas is divided into four regions that have unique landforms and features. Learn about the four regions of Texas, such as the Gulf Coastal Plains, the Interior Lowlands, and North Central Plains, the Great Plains, and the Basin and Range regions.

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