• McKinley Tariff

    McKinley Tariff
    Increased the tariffs on some goods imported into the United States.The bill increased the duties on wool, woolen manufactures, on tin plate, barley and some other agricultural products and remitted the duty on raw sugar. The bill became a law in 1980. It helped protect manufacturing.
  • Teller Amendment

    Teller Amendment
    An amendment created by Republican senator Henry M. Teller and adopted by Congress. It stated the use of U.S. military force to establish Cuban independence from Spain. It followed President William McKinley's request for force on April 11 and was supported in lieu of a U.S. annexation of Cuba. A U.S
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    United states annexationed islands because it would have eliminated tariffs on Hawaiian goods, to enhance the islands’ economy.Many Americans, were against annexation because they feared the islands would be settled by slaveholders.
  • Spanish American War

    provoked by word of Spanish colonial brutality in Cuba. Although the war was largely brought about by the efforts of U.S. expansionists, many Americans supported the idea of freeing an oppressed people controlled by the Spanish. At war's end, America emerged victorious with newly acknowledged respect as a world power.
  • Annexation of the Philippines

    Annexation of the Philippines
    Wanted the US to become an imperialistic power, claimed that it was the duty of the "White race" to govern peoples and bring them the joys of civilization.Japan or Germany would take them and control them for their own military and economic advancement. Some Americans actually believed it would be best for the nation, it would unite the country following the war which divided some, if the Philippines were annexed to the US
  • The Boxer Rebellion

    A violent uprising in China.Created a number of reforms in Chinese society, ultimately paving the way towards the modernization of China.After the rise of communism in China, the government later praised the orchestrators of the rebellion for their activities.
  • Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty

    Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty
    An agreement to allow the United States to build a canal through a 10-mile-wide perpetually leased section of central Panama, to use more land if needed, and to intervene militarily in Panama. Negotiated by Phillipe Bunau-Varilla.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    Roosevelt Corollary
    An extension of the Monroe Doctrine by Roosevelt.Roosevelt's extension of the Monroe Doctrine asserted a right of the United States to intervene to stabilize the economic affairs of small states in the Caribbean and Central America if they were unable to pay their international debts
  • The Great White Fleet

    United States Navy battle fleet that completed a circumnavigation of the globe.order of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. It consisted of 16 battleships divided into two squadrons, along with various escorts. Roosevelt sought to demonstrate growing American military power and blue-water navy capability.
  • U.S. and the Panama Canal

    U.S. and the Panama Canal
    Allows ships to pass between the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean, saving about 8000 miles from a journey around the southern tip of South America
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    .A policy aimed at furthering the interests of the United States abroad by encouraging the investment of U.S. capital in foreign countries.