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The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

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Bataan Rescue
Two Nations [Text-based]

Explore America's deep connection to the Philippines in this interview with journalist Stanley Karnow.

Fidel Castro
Interview Excerpts [Text-based]

Explore scholars' extended comments about Castro and Cuba.

Fidel Castro
Extractos de entrevistas [Text-based]

Explore scholars' extended comments about Castro and Cuba. (in spanish)

Hawaii's Last Queen
Hawaii Quiz [Text-based]

Hawaii Quiz.

Woodrow Wilson
Wilson's Legacy [Video]

Examine the impact of Wilson's presidency through the eyes of several historians in nine video clips.

Maps

Fidel Castro
Destination: Cuba [Non-Flash interactive]

How much do you know about the Caribbean's largest island?

Fidel Castro
Destino: Cuba [Non-Flash interactive]

How much do you know about the Caribbean's largest island? (in spanish)

Primary source

America 1900
1898 Treaty of Paris [Text-based]

America 1900
Advance of Imperialism [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

America 1900
Aguinaldo [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

America 1900
The Imperialism Stunt [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

America 1900
The Manila Correspondent and the McKinley Censorship [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

America 1900
McKinley and the Philippines [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
The Strenuous Life [Text-based]

Americans are called to pursue true national greatness in the twentieth century.

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Report to the Secretary of War [Text-based]

TR describes the army's inedible food, bad underwear, fever, and transportation problems in Cuba.

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Letter to King George V [Text-based]

TR replies to a condolence letter on the death of his son Quentin.

Woodrow Wilson
Wilson's Fourteen Points [Text-based]

Wilson puts forth his vision for a new world order, including the establishment of an organization to settle future conflicts between nations. Delivered January 8, 1918.

Woodrow Wilson
The Zimmermann Telegram [Text-based]

Read the secret message in which Germany proposed a military alliance with Mexico against the United States. Decoded by England on January 17, 1917.

Timeline

Hawaii's Last Queen
Lili'uokalani Timeline [Text-based]

The Massie Affair
Hawai'ian History and the Massie Case [Text-based]

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
World Timeline (1901-1909) [Text-based]

Woodrow Wilson
Timeline of Woodrow Wilson's Life [Non-Flash interactive]

Bibliography

Hawaii's Last Queen
Bibliography [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

Bataan Rescue
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Find out about war prisoners and the Geneva Conventions, study American imperialism and U.S.-Filipino relations, and explore World War II in the Pacific theater.

Fidel Castro
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Use Fidel Castro to explore U.S. involvement in the Caribbean and Latin America, the Cold War, Communism, presidential politics, international diplomacy, nuclear war and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs, Cuban exiles and the Cuban American community, refugee policy, trade embargoes, and the nature of leadership. Web site available in both Spanish and English.

Hawaii's Last Queen
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Learn about nationalism and the cultural encounters between native Hawaiians and U.S. officials in the late 19th century.

The Massie Affair
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Trace Hawai'ian history, race relations, Naval strategy, U.S. expansionism, foreign policy in the Pacific, the justice system and the promise of equal justice under the law, and the role of the media in high-profile crime cases.

Woodrow Wilson
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Visit the turn of the 20th century and explore women's suffrage, World War I, the 1912 presidential election, and the experience of African Americans during the Wilson administration.