Queen Liliuokalani wanted to keep the culture of Hawaii alive, but the American Businessmen wanted to take over the land and wanted to spread religion. America succeeded and took over in 1900 and still control Hawaii
Japan Opening Trade
The Maine was a U.S. Military Ship that was sunken in Havana Harbor during the Cuban revolt against Spain
Use of newspaper stories that are sensationalized to impact Americans decisions. They use it as a call for citizens to go to war
Annexation Of Philippines
Matthew Perry led his four ships into the harbor at Tokyo Bay, seeking to re-establish for the first time in over 200 years regular trade and discourse between Japan and the western world.
1901: U.S. signed a treaty that gave us sole right to build, operate, and defend the canal in one of two places. Many problems with diseases in Panama such as malaria and yellow fever. Canal was completed in 1914 after many revolts from the citizens on panama
After its defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898 , Spain ceded its longstanding colony of the Philippines to the United States