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  • Annexation Of Hawaii

    Annexation Of Hawaii
    During the 1800's it became clear to the United States that Hawaii was becoming more important as a commercial export resource and as a strategic location for defense in the Pacific region. The United States was also becoming concerned about the possibility that Hawaii might become part of a European nation's empire, possibly Great Britain or France. When Queen Liliuokalani proposed a new Hawaiian constitution 1893, that would restore the power of the Hawaiian monarchy, the United States became
  • Maine Incident

    Maine Incident
    In January 1898, a riot by Cuban Spanish loyalists against the new autonomous government broke out in Havana, leading to the destruction of the printing presses of four local newspapers for publishing articles critical of Spanish Army atrocities. The US Consul-General cabled Washington with fears for the lives of Americans living in Havana. In response, the battleship USS Maine was sent to Havana in the last week of January. On February 15, 1898, the Maine was rocked by an explosion, killing 258
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    The Spanish-American War was a conflict between Spain and America. Although Cuban Independence was the main reason, the ten week war was mostly fought in both the Carribean and the Pacific.
  • Annexation of the Philippines

    Annexation of the Philippines
    Spain and the United States sent commissioners to Paris to draw up the terms of the Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish–American War. The Filipino representative, Felipe Agoncillo, was excluded from sessions as the revolutionary government was not recognized by the family of nations.[80] Although there was substantial domestic opposition, the United States decided to annex the Philippines. In addition to Guam and Puerto Rico, Spain was forced in the negotiations to hand over the Philippines
  • The Boxer Rebellion

    The Boxer Rebellion
    The Boxers attacked Western missionaries and traders in northern China killing more than 200 people.
  • Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty

    Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty
    This Treaty was signed by the United States and Panama, it established the Panama Canal Zone and the subsequent construction of the Panama Canal.
  • Building the Panama Canal

    Building the Panama Canal
    The newly declared Republic of Panama immediately named Philippe Bunau-Varilla as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. In his new role, Bunau-Varilla, as Panamanian envoy to the United States, signed the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty on 18 November 1903. The United States purchased from Panama a 10-mile zone across the isthmus for $10 million and $250,000 annually, guaranteed Panama's independence from Colombia. After Panama ratified the treaty in December 1903 and the US Senate did so i
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    Roosevelt Corollary
    The Roosevelt Corollary was an extension of the Monroe Doctrine by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. 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

    The Great White Fleet
    The Great White Fleet is a popular nickname for the U.S. Navy battle fleet that did a complete circumnavigation of the globe that lasted about two years.
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    This term is used by the Latin Americans to show their dissaproval of the role that the U.S. Government and U.S. Corporations had played in using economic, diplomatic, and military power to open up foregin markets.
  • Occupation of Veracruz

    Occupation of Veracruz
    The United States occupation of Veracruz, which began with the Battle of Veracruz, lasted for six months in response to the Tampico Affair of April 9, 1914. The incident came in the midst of poor diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States, related to the ongoing Mexican Revolution.