Timeline created by Michaelh1504
  • Influence

    Its policies were quickly adopted by most major navies, ultimately leading to the World War I naval arms race.
  • Annexation of hawaii

    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. ... During the 1830s, Britain and France forced Hawaii to accept treaties giving them economic privileges.
  • Spanish american War

    Spanish american War
    The Spanish-American War was an 1898 conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America.
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    The Open Door policy was a statement of principles initiated by the United States in 1899 and 1900. It called for protection of equal privileges for all countries trading with China and for the support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    The Panama Canal officially opened on August 15, 1914, although the planned grand ceremony was downgraded due to the outbreak of WWI. Completed at a cost of more than $350 million, it was the most expensive construction project in U.S. history to that point.