Chapter 18 Learning Objectives:

Chapter 18 Objective:

  • To understand how individuals and events moved the United States into the role of a world power and to recognize the effects of economic policies on U.S. diplomacy.

Section 18-1 Objectives " Imperialism and America" (pp. 548-551)

  1. Explain the economic and cultural factors that fueled the growth of American imperialism.

    The U.S.S. Maine Explosion

  2. Describe how the United States acquired Alaska.
  3. Summarize how the United States took over the Hawaiian Islands.

Section 18-2 Objectives "The Spanish-American War" (pp. 552-557)

  1. Contrast American opinions regarding the Cuban revolt against Spain.
  2. Identify events that escalated the conflict between the United States and Spain.
  3. Trace the course of the Spanish-American War and its results.

Section 18-3 Objectives "Acquiring New Lands" (pp. 558-564)

  1. Describe U.S. involvement in Puerto Rico and in Cuba.
  2. Identify causes and effects of the Philippine-American War.
  3. Explain the purpose of the Open Door Policy in China.
  4. Summarize the views regarding U.S. imperialism.

Section 18-4 Objectives "America as a World Power" (pp. 565-573)
The Rough Riders' Charge of San Juan Hill

  1. Explain how Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy promoted American power around the world.
  2. Describe how Woodrow Wilson's missionary diplomacy ensured U.S. dominance in Latin America.

Chapter 18 Power Point Presentations:

Chapter 18 Video Clips

"Roosevelt's 'Big Stick' Foreign Policy"

Chapter 18 Assignments

In-Class Assignment
Readings are due the next school day unless otherwise noted.
Assignments are due the next school day unless otherwise noted.
  • Discuss America's motives for imperialism in the late 19th Century.
  • Discuss how America acquired Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Read Section 18-1 pp. 548-551 in class.
  • No written assignment.
  • Group Assignment:
    • Explain how each of the following people or terms helped cause the outbreak of the Spanish-American War:
      • American business owners
      • Jose Marti
      • Valeriano Weyler
      • Yellow journalism
      • De Lome Letter
      • U.S S. Maine
    • Explain what happened to each of the following territories as a result of the Spanish-American War: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.
  • Read Section 18-2 pp. 552-557 in class.
  • Read Section 18-3 pp. 558-563.
  • Review homework assignment from 18-3.
  • Complete "The Birth of the American Empire as Seen Through Political Cartoons" activity.
  • Discuss reasons Americans would support imperialism and reasons they might oppose it.
  • Read Section 18-4 pp. 565-571.
  • No written homework.
  • Identify and describe the style of diplomacy used by Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson. Identify one example of each president exercising their style of diplomacy.
  • Describe the events of the Mexican Revolution
  • Review for Chapter 18 Quiz
  • No reading assignment
  • Prepare for a quiz over Chapter 18 on Friday, 3.27.15
  • Start working on Chapter 19 - See Chapter 19 wiki page
  • Chapter 18 Quiz Today
  • Read Section 19-1 pp. 578-586
  • Begin working on World War I Timeline Assignment (See Chapter 19 wiki page)

Chapter 18 Review Terms:

  • Imperialism
  • U.S. Motivations for Imperialism
  • Anti-Imperialist Views
  • Annexation of Alaska and Hawaii
  • Causes of Spanish-American War
    • American Business Owners
    • Jose Marti
    • Valeriano Weyler
    • Yellow Journalism
    • De Lome Letter
    • U.S.S. Maine
  • San Juan Hill / Rough Riders
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Effects of Spanish-American War
  • Platt Amendment
  • Emilio Aguinaldo
  • John Hay / Open Door Notes
  • Boxer Rebellion
  • Anti-Imperialist Arguments
  • 3 Styles of Diplomacy and examples
  • Roosevelt Corollary
  • Panama Canal
  • Pancho Villa