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William H. Seward
1867 Secretary of State, arranged the purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, less than 2 cents per acre, known as "Seward's Folly" or the "Alaskan Icebox"
law allowed countries to ship sugar duty-free to the US, gave sugar producers a subsidy
Commodore sent by Pres. Fillmore to secure "friendship, commerce, a supply of coal and provisions." went to Japan to settle a trading plan with them, presented the things that US can offer, created a treaty opening trade, P.S. not the actor on Friends
Open Door Policy
announced by Secretary of State, John Hay, main argument of this policy was that all nations should have equal access to trade with China
Chinese nationalists who were members of a group called Fist of Righteous Harmony, name from foreigners because of boxing rituals, angered by foreign involvement of China's affairs
William Randolph Hearst
publisher of the New York Journal, "You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war."
Americans who opposed the peace treaty between the US and Spain created this league, accuse the US of building a colonial empire
limited Cuba's right to make treaties and allowed the US to intervene in Cuban affairs, also required Cuba to sell or lease land to the US for naval stations
Secretary of State, negotiated the Hay-Pauntefote Treaty with Britain in 1901, negotiated all treaties having to do with the Panama Canal
1903, US pay $10 million + $250,000 a year for a 99-yr lease on a strip of land across the isthmus
chief engineer of the French Canal Company, created alternate solution, created the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty
agreement closely resembled the Hay-Herran Treaty, one exception was that the canal zone was widened 10 miles
6,000 died during the process, opened 8-15-1914, cost was $375 million + $300 million spent on in failed French effort, "highway between the oceans"
Roosevelt's Big Stick plan in result of the Monroe Doctrine, created him the police officer of the Western Hemisphere
influence Latin American governments through economic intervention, Taft's result to the Monroe Doctrine
democratic reformer, began the Mexican Revolution in 1910, forced Diaz to resign and became pres.
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