AMERICA BECOMES A WORLD POWER
Topics include the Monroe Doctrine and its application throughout the 19th century, France’s installation of Maximilian as emperor of Mexico, the Alaska Purchase, American involvement in and annexation of Hawaii, Commodore Perry and the opening of Japan, the Spanish-American War, the sinking of the Maine, Dewey’s capture of Manila, the Rough Riders, Reed’s work to control the yellow fever, the acquisition of Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, McKinley’s assassination, the Panama Canal, the mine strike, the Reclamation Act, the creation of national parks, Wilson’s election, the Lusitania, American involvement in World War I, the draft, the Paris Peace Conference, and the Senate’s refusal to ratify the Treaty of Versailles.
This title is part of the series: GRAPHIC U.S. HISTORY
Reading level: grades 4–5. Interest level: grades 5–12.