• McKinley Tariff

    Permitted all countries to ship sugar duty-free to the United States. Ended Hawaii's favorded position in the sugar trade.
  • Teller Amendment

    It was an amendment to a joint resolution in U.S. Congress to reply to McKinley's war message. According to clause the U.S. could not annex Cuba but leave it to the people of the island.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    Was a conflict between Spain and the U.S. which heated up after mysterious sinking of American batteship in Havana harbor. Political pressures with the democratic party pushed president McKinley, republican, to declare war which he wanted to avoid. The war ended August 12, 1898.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    After William McKinley won the presidential election in 1896, the annexation of Hawaii was a topic of interest. Hawaii was offically by the house 209 to 91 and senate 42 to 21.
  • The Boxer Rebellion

    Reolt in which Chinese nationalists known as Boxers attacked freigners in otder to end foreign incolcement in China's affairs; put down by an international force after two months.
  • U.S. and the Panama Canal

    U.S. and the Panama Canal
    United States expressed interest to build a canal across the isthmus. In June 1902 U.S. Senate voted in favour of the Panamanian option.
  • Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty

    Signed by U.S. and Panama to establish the Panama canal zone and later the construction of the Panama Canal.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    Roosevelt Corollary
    It was an extension of the Monroe doctrine which allowed the U.S. to intervene, help, with small cities economic affairs if unable to pay international debts.
  • The Great White Fleet

    The Great White Fleet
    During the Roosevelt administration, Theodore released 16 U.S. Navy battleships on a worldwide voyage to display the growing strength of military power.
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    From 1909 to 1913 president William Tatf expressed economic power by guaranteeing loans to foreign countries.