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  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    On June 18, 1812, a conflict fought between the United States and Great Britain over British violations of U.S. maritime rights. Three years later the treaty of Ghent was signed by the British and America anding the war of 1812. The president in the US was James Madison and during the war, he oversaw the Louisiana Purchase from the French in 1803. During his presidency, Madison led the U.S. into the controversial War of 1812 against Great Britain
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere. Buried in a routine annual message delivered to Congress by President James Monroe in December 1823. James Monroe proclaims a new U.S. foreign policy initiative that becomes known as the “Monroe Doctrine.” Primarily the work of Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, the Monroe Doctrine forbade European interference in the American hemisphere but also asserted the U.S.
  • Mexican American war

    Mexican American war
    In 1846, a dispute over the border between Texas and Mexico resulted in armed conflict, the Mexican army attacked them, Mexican American War began. But The main cause of the war was the westward expansion of the United States. All through the 19th century, Americans believed it was their right to expand westward U.S. President James Polk oversaw the greatest territorial expansion of the United States to date
  • The Trent Affair

    The Trent Affair
    The Trent Affair was a diplomatic incident in 1861 during the American Civil War that threatened a war between the United States and Great Britain and Ireland. The U.S. Navy captured two Confederate diplomats from a British Royal Mail steamer, the British government protested. the U.S. Minister to Great Britain assured the British that the United States did not want a war and advised President Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward that they should conform to some of the British demands
  • Spanish American war

    Spanish American war
    The Spanish–American War was an armed conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, after leading the nation to victory in the Spanish American War and raising protective tariffs to promote American industry.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    On July 12, 1898, the Joint Resolution passed and the Hawaiian islands were officially annexed by the United States. The Hawaiian islands had a well-established culture and long history of self-governance when Captain James Cook, the first European explorer to set foot on Hawaii the United States annexed Hawaii in 1898 at the urging of President William McKinley. Hawaii was made a territory in 1900.
  • World War I

    World War I
    The immediate cause of World War I that made the aforementioned items come into play was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. In June 1914, a Serbian nationalist terrorist group called the Black Hand sent groups to assassinate the Archduke. Woodrow Wilson, a leader of the Progressive Movement, was the 28th President of the United States. After a policy of neutrality at the outbreak of World War I
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal is an artificial 82 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a conduit for maritime trade. President Theodore Roosevelt oversaw the realization of a long-term United States goal of a transisthmian canal. Throughout the 1800s, American and British leaders and businessmen wanted to ship goods quickly and cheaply between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.