• Purchase of Alaska

    Bought Alaska from Russia. William Seward. Sewards Frolly/ ice box.
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    Imperalism in America

  • Yellow Journalism

    Yellow Journalism is a term first coined during the famous newspaper wars between William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer II.
  • De Lome Letter

    This letter, written by the Spanish Ambassador to the United States, Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, criticized American President William McKinley by calling him weak and concerned only with gaining the favor of the crowd.
  • Spanish American War

    United States declared war on Spain, following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor
  • Foraker Act

    U.S. President McKinley signed a civil law that established a civilian government in Puerto Rico.
  • Open Door Policy

    statement of principles initiated by the United States for the protection of equal privileges among countries trading with China and in support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.