Map Room

This main Google map embedded below presents brief excerpts from George Herring’s study, From Colony to Superpower (2008) in five layers:  Early Republic (1776-1815), Manifest Destiny (1815-1900), World Wars (1900-1945), Early Cold War (1945-1962), and Modern Era (1962-2001).  Several of the individual place marks also contain links to student-created detail maps on important episodes in US diplomatic history.

Placemarks by Chapter

Herring, chapter 1:  “To Begin the World Over Again”: Foreign Policy and the Birth of the Republic, 1776-1788

  • 1776  // US Adopts Model Treaty
  • 1776 // Franklin Arrives in Paris
  • 1782  // Peace Treaty Drafted
  • 1787  // Federal Convention
Herring, chapter 2:  “None Who Can Make Us Afraid”:  The New Republic in a Hostile World, 1789-1801
  • 1795 // Jay Treaty
  • 1796 // Farewell Address

Herring, chapter 3:  “Purified, as by Fire”: Republicanism Imperiled and Reaffirmed, 1801-1815

  • 1801-05 // Tripolitan War
  • 1812-5 // War of 1812
Herring, chapter 4:  “Leave the Rest to Us”: The Assertive Republic, 1815-1837
  • 1818 // Jackson in Florida
  • 1823 // Monroe Doctrine
Herring, chapter 5:  A Dose of Arsenic: Slavery, Expansion, and the Road to Disunion, 1837-1861
  • 1842 // Webster-Ashburton
  • 1846-8 // Mexican War
  • 1854 // Perry Opens Japan
Herring, chapter 6:  “Last Best Hope”: The Union, the Confederacy, and Civil War Diplomacy, 1861-1877
  • 1861 // British Neutrality
Herring, chapter 7:  “A Good Enough England”: Foreign Relations in the Gilded Age, 1877-1893
  • 1890s // Missionaries
Herring, chapter 8:  The War of 1898, the New Empire, and the Dawn of the American Century, 1893-1901
  • 1891 // Incident in Valparaiso
  • 1898 // War with Spain
  • 1900 // Boxer Rebellion

Herring, chapter 9:  “Bursting with Good Intentions”: The United States in World Affairs, 1901-1913

  • 1900s // Tourism
  • 1905 // Nobel Prize
  • 1903-14 // Panama Canal
Herring, chapter 10:  “A New Age”: Wilson, the Great War, and the Quest for a New World Order, 1913-1921
  • 1915 // Lusitania Sunk
  • 1916 // Pancho Villa
  • 1918 // Fourteen Points
  • 1919 // Wilson Collapses
Herring, chapter 13:  “Five Continents and Seven Seas”: World War II and the Rise of American Globalism, 1941-1945
  • 1945 // Atomic Bomb
Herring, chapter 14:  “A Novel Burden Far From Our Shores”:  Truman, the Cold War, and the Revolution in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1945-1953
  • 1945 // Ministers Meeting
  • 1946 // Stalin’s Election Speech
  • 1946 // Kennan’s Long Telegram
  • 1946 // Iron Curtain Speech
  • 1946 // Philippine Independence
  • 1946 // Iranian Crisis
  • 1946 // Turkish Crisis
  • 1947 // Truman Doctrine
  • 1947 // National Security Act
  • 1948 // Berlin Airlift
  • 1948 // Marshall Plan
  • 1949 // NATO
  • 1949 // Communist China
  • 1950 // NSC-68
  • 1950-53 // Korean War

 


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