Turn of the Century

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Turn of the Century

WWI, Theodore Roosevelt, Dollar Diplomacy

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Texas A&M University
Hist 106 - History Of The U S

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HIST 106 1nd Edition Lecture 9 Outline of Current Lecture I. Russo- Japanese War II. Progressives III. Spanish-American War Current Lecture I. WWI II. Taft: Dollar Diplomacy III. Theodore Roosevelt Turn of the Century  US in a war with Spain over Cuba  1898: Spanish American War o Quick Little War o Most unorganized war o US prevailed because the US Navy sailed into Philippines and found all the Spanish warships and sank them o The Teller Amendment : We don't want anything we are just in there to help the Cubans o The War in the Philippines was very lengthy  1911: Colt 45 was built because of this war  1900 average life expectancy was 47 years  14 % of home had a bathtub These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.  % 8 had a telephone  Max speed limits in most cities were 10 mph  Average wage in US was 22 cents/hour  Average US worker made better $200-$400  More than 95% of all births in US took place home  95% of professional positions had no college education  Canada passed a law in 1900 prohibiting poor people from entering  5 main causes of death o pneumonia o tuberculosis o heart disease o diarrhea o heart stroke  1 in 10 US adults couldn't read or write  6% of all US graduated from high school  drugs available in drug store  18% households had servants  230 murders recorded in the entire US (1900) US is Expanding  1900's: US is reaching out for the Hawaiian islands b/c its the coaling station (last place US ships can get coal on the way to far East)

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