• McKinley Tariff

    McKinley Tariff
    The highest tariff in american history, it called for 49.5% on most goods.
  • Teller Amendment

    Teller Amendment
    An amendment in reply to Pres. William Mckinly's 'War message'
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    Spanish-American War

    A conflict between Spain and the United States, Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans, By 1897–98 American public opinion grew angrier at reports of Spanish atrocities, magnified by "yellow journalism". political pressures from the Democratic Party pushed the government headed by President William McKinley into a war McKinley had wished to avoid. Compromise proved impossible, resulting in an ultimatum sent to Ma
  • The Hawaii Annexation

    The Hawaii Annexation
    President McKinley signed a bill which annexed Hawaii, because it was becoming an important commercial export resource and strategic point in the Pacific.
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    Phillipean-American War

    aAso known as the Philippine War of Independence or the Philippine Insurrection, was an armed conflict between a group of Filipino revolutionaries and the United States which arose from the struggle of the First Philippine Republic to gain independence following annexation by the United States.
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    The Boxer Rebellion

    The uprising took place in reponse to European "Sphere of Influence" in China with grievances raging from opium traders, political invasio, economic manipulation, to missionary evangelism.
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    U.S. and the Panama Canal

    U.S. encouraged a revolution in panama to break away from Columbia so that the U.S. could build a 50 mile long canal cutting across the isthmus of panama to connect the Atlantic and Pacific.
  • Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty

    Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty
    A Treaty signed by the United States and Panama that established the Panama Canal Zone and the subsequent construction of the Panama Canal
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    Efforts by the United States to further its aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foriegn countries.
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    Roosevelt Corollary

    A developing crisis in the Dominican Republic, where the government stopped payments on its debts of more than $32 million to various nations, caused President Theodore Roosevelt to reformulate the Monroe Doctrine. First advanced in May 1904 and later expanded in his annual message to Congress in December, Roosevelt stated what would become known as his corollary the Monroe Doctrine.
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    The Great White Fleet

    The Great White Fleet was another name for the United States Navy Battle Fleet, it circulated the globe under order from Theodore Roosevlet.