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  • McKinley Tariff

    The McKinley Tariff was truly onerous and led to a sharp rise in the prices of many products. Many who had supported the measure were defeated at the polls in 1892.
  • Teller Ammendment

    In 1898, the Teller Amendment was passed by the United States, which declared that the US had no intentions to annex Cuba or control the island except to guarantee its “pacification”
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    The Spanish-American War was a brief, intense conflict that effectively ended Spain's worldwide empire and gained the United States several new possessions in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    America's annexation of Hawaii in 1898 extended U.S. territory into the Pacific and highlighted resulted from economic integration and the rise of the United States as a Pacific power.
  • The Boxer Rebellion

    The Boxer Rebellion
    Beginning in 1898, groups of peasants in northern China began to band together into a secret society known as "Boxers" by Western press. Members of the secret society practiced boxing and calisthenic rituals which they believed would make them impervious to bullets.
  • Annex of Phillipines

    Annex of Phillipines
    It was believed among the military and commercial interests that if the US did not annex the islands, then Japan or Germany would take them and control them for their own military and economic advancement.
  • Hay Bunau Varilla

    Hay Bunau Varilla
    An agreement between the United States and Panama granting exclusive canal rights to the United States.
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    US and Panama Canal

    Work began on the canal in 1904. Roosevelt, eager to view his pet project, visited the construction site in 1906 and became the first president to leave the country during his term of office.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    In 1904 the government of the Dominican Republic went bankrupt and Theodore Roosevelt feared that Germany and other nations might intervene forcibly to collect their debts.
  • Great White Fleet

    Great White Fleet
    The "Great White Fleet" sent around the world by President Theodore Roosevelt from 16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909 consisted of sixteen new battleships of the Atlantic Fleet. The battleships were painted white except for gilded scrollwork on their bows.
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy is the term used to describe the efforts of the United States - particularly under President William Howard Taft - to further its foreign policy aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries.