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IMPERIALISM. USII.4A-B. SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR WORLD WAR I. USII.4A. REASONS FOR SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR. Protection of American business interests in Cuba American support for Cuban rebels’ independence from Spain Rising tensions as a result of “The Maine” in Havana Harbor

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Imperialism

IMPERIALISM

USII.4A-B

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

WORLD WAR I


Reasons for spanish american war

USII.4A

REASONS FOR SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

  • Protection of American business interests in Cuba

  • American support for Cuban rebels’ independence from Spain

  • Rising tensions as a result of “The Maine” in Havana Harbor

  • Exaggerated news reports of events (Yellow Journalism)


Results of the spanish american war

USII.4A

RESULTS OF THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

  • United States emerged as a world power

  • Cuba gained independence from Spain

  • U.S. got possession of the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico


World war i 1914 1918

World War I (1914-1918)

  • AUSTRIA-HUNGARY

    • FRANZ JOSEPH

    • ARCHDUKE FRANCES FERDINAND

    • SARAJEVO (June 28, 1914)

  • SERBIA

    • “BLACK HAND”

    • PRINCIP

  • THE GREAT WAR

    • “THE WAR TO END ALL WARS”

    • “THE WAR”


Us involvement in wwi 1917 1918

USII.4B

US INVOLVEMENT IN WWI(1917-1918)

  • Inability to remain neutral

  • German “unrestricted submarine warfare” – the sinking of the Lusitania

  • U.S. economic and political ties to Great Britain


New weapons of wwi

NEW WEAPONS OF WWI

  • TANKS – BRITISH

  • FLAME THROWER – GERMANS

  • U-BOATS (UNTERSEEBOOTEN)

  • AIRPLANES

  • GAS

    • POISON

    • MUSTARD

  • MACHINE GUNS

  • TANK TRAPS

  • NEW WAY TO FIGHT – TRENCH WARFARE

  • MINES


Two sides of wwi

Great Britain

France

Russia

Serbia

Belgium

U.S. (later)

Germany

Austria-Hungary

Bulgaria

Turkey

USII.4B

TWO SIDES OF WWI

ALLIES

CENTRAL POWERS


U s leadership at war s end

USII.4B

U.S. LEADERSHIP AT WAR’S END

  • Wilson proposed a peace plan including his “14 Points” which became the basis for the Versailles Treaty. It called for a League of Nations to keep the peace. The Central Powers were not represented at Versailles.

  • The U.S. (Senate) refused to join the League


New nations

NEW NATIONS

  • FINLAND

  • POLAND

  • ESTONIA

  • LATVIA

  • LITHUANIA

  • AUSTRIA

  • HUNGARY

  • SOVIET UNION (RUSSIA)

  • CZECHOSLOVAKIA

  • YUGOSLAVIA (SERBIA)

  • TURKEY


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