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Joint Resolution to Provide for Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States (1898)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=54

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In the 1890s, the efforts of the Hawaiian people to preserve their national sovereignty and native heritage ran against the force of American expansionism. Throughout the 19th century, westerners particularly Americans came to dominate Hawaii's economy and politics. When Queen Liliuokalani assumed the throne in 1891 and tried to reassert the power of the throne and the will of Native Hawaiians, she was deposed by a small group of Americans. The control of Hawaii, strategically located to serve as a mid-Pacific naval installation, seemed crucial. In 1898, with a naval base firmly established at Pearl Harbor, the United States officially annexed Hawaii. Standard 11.4.2 Letter from Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii to U.S. House of Representatives protesting U.S. assertion of ownership of Hawaii, December 19, 1898.

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 1849

Mark Twain on the War in the Philippines

http://stage.insideout.org/documentaries/pax/twainpage.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a discussion of Pax Americana and imperialism at the turn of the 20th century. There are connections to the ideas of the Founders, Manifest Destiny, the Spanish American War, with comments by William Jennings Bryant and Mark Twain. Standards 11.4.2 and 11.4.3

Comments: This site has sound files of speeches and radio programs.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2097

Monroe Doctrine

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/monroe.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is the complete text of the Monroe Doctrine that was part of President Monroe's speech to Congress, December 2, 1823. Standards 8.5.2, 11.4.3 and 11.9.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2198

Platt Amendment (1903)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=55

Rating: 2, High!

Description: At the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, the United States found itself in control of several overseas territories, including Cuba. (see the de L me letter) Approved on May 22, 1903, the Platt Amendment was a treaty between the U.S. and Cuba that attempted to protect Cuba's independence from foreign intervention. It permitted extensive U.S. involvement in Cuban international and domestic affairs for the enforcement of Cuban independence. Standard 11.4.2

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2470

Spanish American War and Role of Yellow Journalism

http://alt.tnt.tv/movies/tntoriginals/roughriders/war.home.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: he war between the United States and Spain was precipitated by seething tension between the two countries. By 1895, the Spanish-ruled Cuba was in turmoil. Spain's mistreatment of native Cubans was reported in the pages of U.S. newspapers and given sensational headlines by rival publishers, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. Standard 11.4.2 and 12.8.2 civics

Comments: This page was written to support the "Rough Riders" a TNT Original Film.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Resource ID: 2812

Theodore Roosevelt and Wilson

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog18/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Biography of America site focuses on the events from the Spanish American War to the Treaty of Versailles. Featuring the presidencies of Teddy Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson, foreign policy issues are primary but there is some discussion of environmental issues as well. There is a map, a webography, a transcript of the historical video and a primary source photo activity. Standards 11.4.4

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3121

Theodore Roosevelt's Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1905)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=56

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Theodore Roosevelt expanded the Monroe Doctrine through a policy stating that not only were the nations of the Western Hemisphere not open to colonization by European powers, but that the United States had the responsibility to preserve order and protect life and property in those countries. This policy was also consistent with his foreign policy of "walk softly, but carry a big stick." Roosevelt stated that in keeping with the Monroe Doctrine, the United States was justified in exercising "international police power" to put an end to chronic unrest or wrongdoing in the Western Hemisphere. Standard 11.4.4

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3122

Welcome to Puerto Rico

http://welcome.topuertorico.org/index.shtml

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the history, geography, and economy of Puerto Rico, a self-governing commonwealth in association with the United States. The chief of state is the President of the United States of America. The head of government is an elected Governor. There are two legislative chambers: the House of Representatives, 51 seats, and the Senate, 27 seats. Standards 5.9, 7.11.2, and 11.4.2

Comments: As you study the states in America, study the territories too.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3782

White Man's Burden

http://www.boondocksnet.com/kipling/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This page links to the original Rudyard Kipling "White Man's Burden" poem as well as editorials and political cartoons created in response. Standards 10.4.3 and 11.4.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3457

William Jennings Bryan on Imperialism

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/bryan.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a speech delivered by William Jennings Bryan in response to the Committee appointed to notify him of his nomination to the presidency, at Indianapolis, August 8, 1900. Standards 10.4.2 and 11.4.2

Comments: This is a lengthy speech that explains the history and evils of Imperialism. The anti-imperialism view of Philippine question is presented in detail.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3466

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