The Panama Canal was a canal located in Panama and connects to the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. This canal shortened trade West to the East and reduced cost of merchant shipping. When people were staying in Panama while building the canal they got the disease Yellow Fever from misquiotes.
Queen Liliuokalani takes the thrown over Hawaii and spreads Christianity, trade, and resources throughout Hawaii. Queen was removed by force of power. The cause of the Annexation of Hawaii was, because U.S. businessman were trying to make Hawaii for Hawaiians.
The War of the Philippines was defeated by the U.S against Spain in the Naval Battle of Manila, which guaranteed the U.S. victory in the Philippines. Spain sold the Philippines to the United States to gain independence and to become trade partners. The war was the U.S. vs Philippines: Guerilla War.
Yellow Journalism was a press in newspapers to increase sales with other countries. William Randoleny was the New York Journal, and Joseph Pullizer was the New York World Journal. Heart's Journal printed the
Japan opens trade with the U.S. in 1853 , and they sent a steam-power fleet led by Commodore Matthew Perry to Japan to force open trade with outside nations. The United States show of force convinced the Japanese to work towards industrialization. Lastly Japan rapidly modernized, which lead to the Russo-Japanese War.
Imperialism is when one nation takes over another nation by political means or by force. Imperialism was caused due to natural resources. The natural resources proivded economic power, and allowed more production for trade.