The period from the late 1800s through the 1920s brought many dramatic changes and transformations to different areas of American life. Newspapers were one way people learned about what was happening. Here are some “headlines” about the key topics of the time. Pick two and write the first two paragraphs of a news article for each.
- The Spanish-American War Marks Transformation in U.S. Foreign Policy
- President Roosevelt Transforms Ocean Travel
- President Wilson Attempts to Transform World Affairs
- Life for Women and Youth Transformed in the Twenties
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I will provide you broad guidelines and some starting points, instead of writing the whole paragraphs.
President Wilson's attempts to transform world affairs
The two main world-transforming attempts by President Woodrow Wilson include the League of Nations and the Treaty of Versailles. The former was an attempt at maintaining world peace and neutrality, while the latter was an attempt to demilitarize Germany and disable its offensive capabilities. Unfortunately, the League of Nations proved ineffective and the Treaty of Versailles was the prime reason for Germany's dissatisfaction, which enabled the rise of Hitler and consequently World War II.
Suggestion: You may want to write about the background, important details and consequences of these two world-transforming attempts of President Woodrow Wilson.
President Roosevelt transforms ocean travel
The Panama Canal was Teddy Roosevelt's contribution to the world. The construction was started in 1904 and the canal started operation in 1914. The canal presents an easier, safer and much shorter connection between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Instead of traveling through Cape Horn around the southern tip of South America, ships can travel through the 48 mile canal.
Suggestions: You can write about how President Roosevelt negotiated the construction of Panama Canal and how the canal helps ocean travel and transport.
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