The war in Spain because America wanted to annex Cuba. Spain had horrible Spanish rule and had concentration camps in Cuba. U.S. used yellow journalism to expose the suffrage in Spain and the U.S. had economic investments in Cuba.
U.S. defeated Spain in the naval battles which gave the U.S. over the Philippines.Spain then sold the Philippines he U.S. The U.S. vs the Philippines was considered the Guerrilla war.
The U.S. wanted the Panama Canal for trade. It would reduce the cost of merchant shipping. It would eliminate heavy expense of maintaining two seperate navies.
Dollar diplomacy would bring stability because of American investment to outside regions.The U.S. of followed this policy into Latin and Asia. The U.S. would profit from this with no harm done.
Moral diplomacy believed the U.S. was to make the U.S. the leader of the world. The U.S. had one goal and thats was to lead the world. The goal was to spread peace and keep peace.
The Big Stick was to give the U.S. the right to lead world affaris. To take lands peacefullu but with a strong military. Considered the Caribben sphere of influence.