US in an interdependent World

  • Unit: Imperialism and World War I (1890's- 1918)

    Essential Ideas:

     8.4.c The location of U.S. territories across the globe offered military and economic advantages to the United States.

    8.4.d The U.S. acquisition of territories relied on military force and political diplomacy.

    8.5.a Militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism grew, uniting and dividing nations around the world, leading to global conflict.

    8.5.b International, economic, and military developments swayed opinion in favor of the U.S. siding with the Allies and entering World War I.

    8.5.c New military technologies changed military strategy in World War I and resulted in an unprecedented number of casualties.

    8.5.d Following extensive political debate, the U.S. refused to ratify the Treaty of Versailles.

    8.5.e Following the war, the U.S. sought to return to prewar policies by focusing on domestic rather than international matters.