How Alaska was acquired
It was purchased from Russia for 7.2 million dollar, it was of strategic millitary importance
Spanish American War
War fought between the US and Spain in Cuba and the Philippines. It lasted less than 3 months and resulted in Cuba's independence as well as the US annexing Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.
Volunteer regiment of US Cavalry led by Teddy Roosevelt during the Spanish American War
This amendment to the new Cuban constitution authorized U.S. intervention in Cuba to protect its interests. Cuba pledged not to make treates with other countries that might compromise its independence, and it granted naval bases to the United States, most notable being Guantanamo Bay.
a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs
Open Door Policy
a policy, proposed by the United States in 1899, under which all nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China
Foreign Policy idea by Taft to make countries dependant on the U.S. by heavily investing in their economies