Finer grained standards that are part of this one
evaluate American expansionism, including acquisitions such as Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico;
analyze major issues raised by U.S. involvement in World War I, including isolationism, neutrality, Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, and the Treaty of Versailles.
analyze the impact of machine guns, airplanes, tanks, poison gas, and trench warfare as significant technological innovations in World War I on the Western Front; and
understand the contributions of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) led by General John J. Pershing , including the Battle of Argonne Forest;
identify the causes of World War I and reasons for U.S. entry;
explain why significant events, policies, and individuals, including the Spanish-American War, U.S. expansionism, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Theodore Roosevelt, and Sanford B. Dole moved the United States into the position of a world power;