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STAAR US History: United States as a World Power (1898-1920) - Chapter Summary
These lessons have been put together to help you review the events of the Spanish-American War, American imperialism and the people who influenced American foreign policy during the start of the 20th century. To improve your understanding of these topics, complete these lessons composed by our expert instructors and review:
- Causes, goals and results of the Spanish-American War
- Reasons behind the rise of American imperialism
- The annexation of Hawaii and the Philippines
- Effects of US imperialism in Latin American, the Caribbean, and China
- Foreign Policies of Theodore Roosevelt
- Influences of Henry Cabot Lodge on foreign policy during World War I
- Contributions of Alfred Thayer Mahan as a military leader
- Sanford B. Dole and his role in the annexation of Hawaii
After you complete a video, read its transcript to reinforce your understanding of the material you reviewed. Also, test your knowledge of the material covered in the lessons by taking the lessons' quizzes. Use the video tags from your quiz results to return to and study the parts of the lessons that explained the topics you don't understand.
1. 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.
2. 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?
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. Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy: Definition & Policy
Theodore Roosevelt's 'big stick diplomacy' was a middle ground between diplomacy and power. Its best expression was the Roosevelt Corollary, which expanded the Monroe Doctrine.
6. Henry Cabot Lodge's Politics & Foreign Policy During WWI
Although he's a lesser-known figure than some, Henry Cabot Lodge played a crucial part in World War I-Era politics and foreign policy. Learn about his political views and his opposition to the Treaty of Versailles.
7. Who Was Alfred Thayer Mahan? - Biography & Theories
You may know that the United States has a large navy, but how much do you know about the person who influenced its expansion during the 20th century? In this lesson, you will learn about Alfred Thayer Mahan and his theories.
8. 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.
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