• McKinley Tariff

    The McKinley Tariff increased taxes on many goods imported into the United States. The tariff protected manufacturing in the United States.
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    Spanish American War

    The Spanish American War was fought between Spain and the United States. The main issue of the war was Cuban independance. The war took place in the Caribbean and Pacific waters, easily won by the United States' Navy. The war ended with the Treaty of Paris and the United States gained control over Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Phillipines.
  • Teller Amendment

    Teller Amendment
    The Teller Amendment was a joint resolution made by Congress. It placed a condition of the U.S. military in Cuba, although they couldn't fully annex Cuba they still had some control.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    U.S. President McKinley signed bill which made Hawaii an official state. Hawaii had a prime location for exporting goods and had perfect location for defense strategy.
  • Annexation of the Phillipines

    Spain gave up control of the Phillipines for a payment of $20 million from the United States. With the addition of the Phillipines and other overseas territories the U.S. became one of the imperialist world powers.
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    Boxer Rebellion

    The Boxer Rebellion was a movement by the "Righteous Harmony Society" in China opposing Western Imperialism and Christianity. The movement was a response to spheres of influence in China from Europe.
  • Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty

    Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty
    This treaty was between the United States and Panama and determined the "Panama Canal Zone." The treaty was named after the two main negotiaters of the treaty.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    Roosevelt Corollary
    The Roosevelt Corollary was President Roosevelt's extension of the Monroe Doctrine which gave the U.S. the right to help stabalize the economic affairts of nations in the Caribbean and Central America.
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    The Great White Fleet

    The Great White Fleet was a United States Navy battle fleet that completed a circumnavigation of the world. The fleet consisted of 16 battleships seperated into two different squadrons.
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    Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar diplomacy was President Taft and Wilson's policies of influencing Latin American affairs through economic influence rather than military force.
  • U.S. and the Panama Canal

    U.S. and the Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal was a ship canal located in Panama that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans without having to travel around South America. The canal made travel much faster for ships.