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...for the Week of January 10, 2000


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Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Final Exams
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Final Exams
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Final Exams
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) No School

...for the Week of January 3, 2000


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The Great War begins... - READ 19.1
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The U.S. and the 3 Steps to war - Assign Wilson and Norris Speeches
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Home Front  - The Power of Persuasion & "Over There" - READ 19.2
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) World War I Document Analysis - READ 19.3
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Vision or Vegenance - Wilson's 14 Points vs. The Treaty of Versailles - READ 19.4

...for the Week of Dec. 13, 1999


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TEST - Era of Reform
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Intro Imperialism and World War I - READ 18.1
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Spectrum of Imperialism Activity - READ 18.2
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Spanish-American War and the USS Maine - SKIM 18.3 and 18.4 (see hints below)
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Panama Canal

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    Just as progressives hoped to change America, Imperialists hoped to change the world.  In 1900, America's frontier had moved beyond the       West and began to include territory over which she did not have control.  But in places like Cuba, Panama, Hawaii and the Philippines, America felt her national interest was best served by having influence over these places.  In both a economic and military sense, many Americans, fueled by Yellow Journalism, redefined America's new Manifest Destiny: Leader of the World.  Despite the problems it caused, capitalism, and the wealth it permitted, had made America very confident.  That would only be confirmed when America enters The Great War and heads Over There  to save the world for democracy and elevate herself to international prominence.

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"In the howling waste..." - excerpt from All Quiet on the Western Front

The Sinking of the Lusitania - American lives are lost for the first time

Wilson and Norris - The decision to go to war

The Zimmerman Telegram - The tide begins to turn

A Web of Deceit - The Alliance System 1839-1914

"Over There," - Listen to the song by George M. Cohan

Vision or Vengeance - Wilson's 14 Points and The Treaty of Versailles

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light_of_the_world.jpg (12994 bytes) Big_US.jpg (8843 bytes) Brutal_Spain.jpg (8311 bytes)
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Proud of her progressive accomplishments, America was ready to continue the manifest destiny of the 19th century to the rest of the world, ridding it of tyranny, intolerance and superstition. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) But that was the romantic view of imperialism.   In reality, Uncle Sam needed to physically expand to feed the industrial monster. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) The first opportunity to do both came right in America's backyard, Cuba.  Spanish brutality on the island and the destruction of the USS Maine prompted "a splendid little war."
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Theodore Roosevelt, prior to his presidency, took center stage, as the Rough Riders, an embodiment of the American view of itself, took San Juan Hill and the Spanish-American War. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) But more than a dozen years later, a far more different conflict was taking place in Europe.  This one was not splendid, nor little, and would rage for three years as America tilted on the brink.  Images from the trenches of death kept the nation at a distance. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) One event that moved America closer to war was the sinking of the Lusitania.  The ship was torpedoed by a German sub and 1,200 people, 128 of them Americans, were drowned. Following the release of the Zimmermann Telegram two years later and the Russian Revolution one monthe after that, there was no turning back.
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Preparedness hit full stride at home.  Above, Red Cross nurses fill baskets with peach pits, which were ground into filter material for gas masks. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Propaganda also hit full stride.  A firm Uncle Sam, far different from the jolly figure of the previous century, urges young men to enlist. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Following victories at Bellou Wood, Chateux Thierry and Cantigny, hopes for last peace rested with Wilson's 14 Points.  But a revenge-minded Europe chose the  a much harsher path, the Treaty of Versailles.

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Chapter 18.1 Chapter 18.2
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) God and Greed - roots of Imperialism rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Role of Weyler and Yellow Journalism
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes)   Continuation of Manifest Destiny - How? Why? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) The Maine and war - describe
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes)   Role of Hawaii rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Outcome - What is won, what is lost?
Chapter 18.3 Chapter 18.4
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) U.S. role in Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Define/describe - Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Define/describe Open Door policy rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) ...Taft's __________ Diplomacy
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes)   How did that effect China? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) ...and Wilson's _________ Diplomacy (aka Moral Diplomacy)
Chapter 19.1 Chapter 19.2
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) MAIN the assassination.. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Mobilization
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) ...and the trenches - How does the US react? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Blockade systems and convoys
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Lusitania + Zimmermann Telegram + Russ. Rev. = War rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Describe the warfare the doughboys encountered
Chapter 19.3 Chapter 19.4
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Home front...economically, what changed? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Wilson's 14 Points...
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Socially, what changed? (Gender/racial changes) rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) ...does not play well with vengeful European leaders
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) In terms of personal liberties, what changed? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) The League of Nations > doomed to fail. Why?


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