The U.S.S. Maine was sent down to Cuba and was blown up. Navy Officers told the media it was from a Spanish Mine that detroyed the Maine. A Century later they discovered that the Explosion was an accident.
Natural Resources are one the main reason to Imperilise. It is good for trading. We could as well as get territory.
All the countries were fighting for trade with China. The U.S. cam up with the idea to have China equal trade with all countries. The U.S. benefitted the most because it did not have trade with China at the time.
The Spanish- American War started because of territory. Another reason was because of the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine and how the media blamed the Spanish. After the war it made The U.S. a world power.
The U.S. put their eyes on Hawaii to Annex. They did this because of all the natural resources. They businessmen and Congress teamed up and sent marines to forcefully make the King sign the treaty.
Made by Theodore Roosevelt to handle foregin countries. It was to be a show of power of the U.S.. It was used to make countries to trade with the U.S.