American Imperialism 1867 - 1914

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In History
  • Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Dcotrine that said that any colonization in North or South America would be viewed as an act of agression. Also, the Monroe Doctrine said that the United States would not interfere with any European colonies. This was closely related to the manifest destiny, which was a push for the United States to expand throughout the continent.
  • Seward's Folly

    The purchase of Alaska from Russia greatly extended United States territory. William H. Seward felt that the United States needed to expand to find more resources and maintain its position as a world power.
  • McKinley Tariff

    Allowed countries to import sugar to the US tax free, This hurt Hawaii's economy as they were the main sugar importers to the US. This made Hawaii more reliant on the US financially.
  • The Venezuelan crisis of 1895

    Venezuela asked US for hekp in protecting thier border from the British. The US intervened using the Monroe Doctrine as thier backing. The British backed off making an ally out of Venezuela.
  • Spainish American War

    Gave the US Guantanamo in Cuba. Also, put the US in the control of the follwing territoiries: Guam, Puerto Rics, and the Phillipines.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Added Hawaii as a state and added more land and resources in the United States. This furthered the United States' presence econmoically as well as geographically.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Ended the Spainish American War. Gave Cuba independence from Spain. Led to the secession of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam and made the US pay $20 million to Spain.The U.S. also annexed the Wake Islands, Hawaii, and the western part of Samoa.
  • Annexation of the Philippines

    This added the Phillippines as a US territory. This rpovided more resources for the economy and helped with trade.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    Said that the US would intervene in conflicts between European countries and Latin American countries
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    US decision to influence Latin countries through economic forces rather than milatary.