USS Alabama with Officers, circa 1908
USS Alabama with Officers, circa 1908


Event Summary

Cruise of the Great White Fleet (1907-1909) from Navy History and Heritage Command. In its round the world sail, the fleet covered
  • 43,000 miles
  • Six continents
  • 20 cities
  • 14 months

Great White Fleet from Theodore Roosevelt Center, Dickinson State University

The Great White Fleet: Reassessing America's Rise to Power

Great White Fleet in Sydney Harbor, 1908
Great White Fleet in Sydney Harbor, 1908




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Primary Sources

Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, Library of Congress

The Great White Fleet Visits Japan 1908

Scrapbook from the Round-the-World Voyage of the Great White Fleet, from History of the Navy in 100 Objects on YouTube. This segment is based on a scrapbook from a crew member


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Teaching Resources

America Abroad from TeachingHistory.org

Theodore Roosevelt: Foreign Affairs, Miller Center, University of Virginia


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rotating gif.gifFor more on America's role in world affairs after the Civil War, see United States History II.6