The United States is deciding to annex Hawaii for the recources in sugar and pineapple and for the trade value, with them being so close to us. Hawaii does not want to be annexed. Hawaii did not qant to give up so we had to take them over by political force.
The Open Door Policy is a policy that was brought up by the United States. It was a system of trade in China open to all countries equal.
Yellow Journalism is a type of writting or advertising that picks the most exciting thing not the exactly right thing. They do this so it sells more copys so they make money.
Remember the Maine was a U.S. ship that either was blown up on purpose or on accident. The media went striaght to blame Spainn for Yellow Journalism "Spain Blows Up U.S. Ship"
The Big Stick Policy was brought up by Theodore Roosevelt. This is the act of taking over land or government by political or violent agression. We used this in the Carribean when we took over there land.
The Panama Canal was biult by the U.S. to prohibit trade. Going all the way South to trade with China and Eastern allies took to long so we made a Canal in Panama so we can go striaght through.