Today in U.S. History 12/15/11

Dec 15, 2011

  • Discussion:  The End of the Beginning
  • Map WS:  Europe After WWI
  • Clip:  The Last Day of WWI
    • Scrapbooks Due
    • Vocab Test
    • Vocab Due
    • Final Binder Check
    • Make-up Work Due!
  • Check Skyward; See where you're at!
Woodrow Wilson - President of the U.S. during WWI.  Author of the 14 Points

Theodore Roosevelt - Resigned his post in the government to lead the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War.  Eventually became president. Oversaw the Panama Canal's construction.

John J. Pershing - Unsuccessfully attempted to hunt down Pancho Villa.  Became the commander of American Forces in WWI.

William Mckinley - Annexed Hawaii as President of the United States.  Later assassinated, making Theodore Roosevelt President.

George Dewey - Top naval officer of the United States during the Spanish American War.

Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand - Heir to the Austrian-Hungarian Throne.  His assassination set off World War I.

Gavrilo Princip - Assassinated Franz Ferdiand.  Serbian Nationalist.

Henry Cabot Lodge - Top opponent to the League of Nations and the Treaty of Paris in Congress.

John Hay - Author of the Open Door Policy

Francisco Poncho Villa - Prominent General in the Mexican Revolution

Kalakaua - last king of Hawaii


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