Nations mainly wanted tea, porcelain, and silk, which is what they had a high supply of in China traded and sold in British markets.
U.S. wanted Hawaii for a supply stop for sailors went it was found out that Sugar was Hawaii's cash crop, but U.S. farmers didn't want high tariffs on Sugar.
Alfred Thayer Mahan
American Naval officer who fought in the Civil War and wrote the Influence of Sea Power upon History.
A war between Mexico and The United States broke out because of the annexation of Texas and a boundary conflict because of the U.S wanted everything north.
Mexico surrendered to the United States and most of the territory was exchanged for fifteen million dollars.
William H Seward, Secretary of State bought Alaska for 7.2 million dollars (Seward's Folly) having Alaska increased area and brought lots of natural resources
U.S. tried for the annexation of Hawaii, but before that a trade agreement was establishes with a naval base And Hawaii lead a failed revolt.
Hawaii was annexed to the United States and nationalism was increased.
Spanish-American War (1)
Conflict between the United States and Spain which ended in the U.S, gaining Latin American and the west of the Pacific.
Spanish-American War (2)
The battle ship that was sent for protection, USS Maine, sunk in Havana harbor.
Spanish-American War (3)
Cuba had been fighting to gain their independence from Spain, so Cuba tried to take power from Spain.
Spanish-American War (4)
Cuba was suppose to gain be self governed but after the sinking of the USS Maine, the US declared war Spain because they would never have complete control over Cuba.
Spanish-American War (5)
The war increased the evolved of technological innovation including the U.S. newspaper.
Spanish-American War (6)
The Spanish brutality rate over government increase so they brought in "Butcher" to end the rebellious behavior while at the same time protecting the camps from reckless behavior.
Spanish-American War (7)
The U.S. beat the Spanish at Manila Bay, and the Spanish eventually surrender in Santiago, causing the dispute between the United States and Spain to end.
Spanish-American War (8)
At the end of the war the United States paid 20 million dollar to Spain, and the U.S began its reign as a country with "true" power.
the Philippines wanted independence, but the treaty didn't give them independent is only transported their rights from Spain to the United States, causing more conflict.
Philippine-American War (2)
This war was led by Emilio Aguinaldo who obviously wanted independence for his country the war ended in over 20,000 Filipinos dying in combat, disease, and starvation.
An open door policy which stated that every nation could trade equality with China.
Big Stick Diplomacy (1)
Theodore Roosevelt's leadership was know as the Big Stick Diplomacy, which was his way of peaceful negotiating.
Big Stick Diplomacy (2)
This leadership led to the increased American influence in Cuban areas, and a treaty including Japan and Russia. This kind of leadership agreed with the concept of having strength, but being peaceful at the same time.
Panama Canal (1)
Roosevelt's vision for the nation included a canal which would quickly and cheaply ship good between the Pacific and Atlantic.
Panama Canal (2)
Roosevelt sent warships to Panama City after a denied treaty and he wanted to show his support of Panama gained independence.
A fight between Russia and Japan known as the Russo Japanese War started because both countries wanted the Chinese empire for different reasons. Instead of sharing it Japan attempted to drive everyone out.
A policy made by William Howard Taft to stabilize the economy while expanding the financial interests in the Unites States.
World War One (1)
The war was mainly caused by imperialism, alliances, and nationalism. The want for power for every nation lead to a huge devastation.
World War One (2)
After the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand the Central powers fought the Allied Powers with lots of new technology over 16 million people died
World War One (3)
The Serbian government went a little trigger happy at set themselves up for failure when they thought Austria Hungary was getting ready to attack, after Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia the European powers declined rapidly.
World War One (4)
During the first battle in WW1 Germany attacked Liege using an extremely power weapon creation by new technology (cannons).
World War One (5)
France and Britain approached Germany, and push them back up north. Because of this victory Germany wasn't able to take out France quickly as they wanted
World War One (6)
Woodrow Wilson believed the United States should be neutral in the conflict of the war, as the war starts the engulf Europe because of the distance between the U.S ans Europe the United States agreed to stay neutral.
World War One (7)
The U.S. finally entered WW1 after the Zimmerman Telegram to resupply their allies.
The use for fear for the belief that communism is rising the United States, which causes most hostile behavior towards immigrants and more political disagreements.