Tag: America Becomes a World Power

Frederick Remington

Frederick Remington, Self Portrait

Frederick Remington (1861-1909) WHO S/HE WAS: Frederic Remington was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U.S. Cavalry. WHAT S/HE SAID: Everything is quiet. There is

King David Kalakaua

King David Kalakaua

King David Kalakaua (1836-1891) WHO S/HE WAS: King Kalakaua was the last reigning king of the Kingdom of Hawai’i. He served in office from February 12, 1874 until his death in San Francisco, California, on January 20, 1891. WHAT S/HE SAID: In 1899, in the wake of the Spanish-American War, Addams spoke-out against American imperialism:

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) WHO S/HE WAS: Millard Filimore was the thirteenth President of the United States, serving from 1850 until 1853. Fillmore petitioned the Japanese to open trade with the West which led to Convention of Kanagawa in 1854. WHAT S/HE SAID: Nations, like individuals in a state of nature, are equal and independent, possessing

Sanford Dole

Sanford Dole

Sanford Dole (1844-1826) WHO S/HE WAS: Sanford B. Dole was a politician and jurist of Hawaii as a kingdom, protectorate, republic and territory. Conspired with Ambassador John L. Stevens to overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy of Queen Liliuokalani. WHAT S/HE SAID: I cannot help feeling that the chief end of this meeting is plantation profits, and

John J. Pershing

John J. Pershing

John J. Pershing (1860-1948) WHO S/HE WAS: American military successes in World War I were largely credited to Pershing, and he became the most celebrated American leader of the war. Pershing was regarded as a mentor of American generals who led the United States Army in Europe during World War II, including George C. Marshall,

Victoriano Huerta

Victoriano Huerta

Victoriano Huerta (1854-1916) WHO S/HE WAS: General Victoriano Huerta was a military leader, counter-revolutionary, and dictatorial President of Mexico for seventeen months, beginning in 1913. WHY S/HE MATTERED: Although Huerta’s military government took control over civilian life, he significantly increased spending for education particularly for indigenous Mexicans, set up an agricultural ministry, favored British oil

Francisco Madero

Francisco Madero

Francisco Madero (1873-1913) WHO S/HE WAS: Mexican revolutionary and president of Mexico (1911–13), who successfully ousted the dictator Porfirio Díaz by temporarily unifying various democratic and anti-Díaz forces. He proved incapable of controlling the reactions from both conservative and revolutionaries that his moderate reforms provoked, however. WHY S/HE MATTERED: In death Madero’s name became a

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) WHO S/HE WAS: Woodrow Wilson was the twenty-eighth President of the United States, in office 1913-1921. Like Roosevelt before him, Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. He developed a program of progressive reforms and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft (1860-1835) WHO S/HE WAS: William Howard Taft was the twenty-seventh President of the United States, a Republican and later the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. In his first and only term, President Taft’s domestic agenda emphasized trust-busting, civil service reform, strengthening the Interstate Commerce Commission, improving the performance of the

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