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Unit VI : The Emergence of the United States in World Affairs (1890-1914)

Competency Goal 6: The emergence of the United States in World Affairs (1890-1914) - The learner will analyze causes and effects of the United States emergence as a world power.

Generalizations:

• Attempts to gain influence over an area can occur through political, economic, and military means.
• Efforts to accomplish economic priorities can foster military conflict.
• Global policies made by nations perceived to be superior may have a positive or negative effect on nations perceived to be inferior.

Objectives

6.01 Examine the factors that led to the United States taking an increasingly active role in world affairs.

Essential Questions:

• How did the government’s role in economic and political affairs change as America became more imperialistic?
• To what extent did industrialization affect the relationships between government, business, and the worker?
• How did technological advancement lead to the United States’ increased involvement in world affairs?
• To what extent was the government’s changing role necessary and beneficial as America became more imperialistic?

Macro Concepts:

Conflict
Power
Resources
Government
Leadership

Micro Concepts:
Imperialism
Nationalism
Markets
Spheres of Influence
Social Darwinism

Factual Content

Alfred T. Mahan
Josiah Strong
"White Man's" Burden
Anglo-Saxon Superiority
“Jingoism”

6.02 Identify the areas of United States military, economic, and political involvement and influence.

Essential Questions:

• How did America and the world change as the US increased its role in world affairs?
• To what extent have the effects of US actions and policies been beneficial or detrimental to other countries?
• Why did the United States take an active role in world affairs in the late 19th and early 20th century?

Macro Concepts:

Conflict
Leadership
Power
Resources
Systems

Micro Concepts:

Imperialism
Nationalism
Economic Markets
Social Darwinism
Yellow Journalism

Factual Content

Seward's Folly
Annexation of Hawaii
Queen Liliuokalani
"Splendid Little War"
Philippines
Commodore George Dewey
Theodore Roosevelt
Rough Riders
William Randolph Hearst
Joseph Pulitzer
USS Maine
Teller Amendment
Treaty of Paris 1898
Platt Amendment
Panama Canal
Pancho Villa Raids

6.03 Describe how the policies and actions of the United States government impacted the affairs of other countries.

Essential Questions:

• To what extent have the actions and policies of the US affected other countries in the world?
• How has the media shaped US foreign policy?
• As the US becomes increasingly involved in world affairs, should its self-perception be impacted by world opinion.
• How intrusive should a nation be in the affairs of another?

Macro Concepts:

Conflict
Power
Government
Leadership

Micro Concepts:

Nationalism
Imperialism
Markets
Spheres of Influence
Diplomacy

Factual Content

Anti-Imperialism League
Annexation of Hawaii
Open Door Policy
Boxer Rebellion
Platt Amendment
Roosevelt Corollary
"Big Stick" Diplomacy
Dollar Diplomacy
Missionary (Moral) Diplomacy

Primary Sources:

1901-1925

Other Resources

Timeline

Library of Congress Resources

Supplemental Readings

Digital History

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