Imposing a nation's power over other lands because of economic, military, nationalism and cultural superiority for gain.
When nations compete against one another only the fittest would survive. (cultural supiriority)
(John L.) Stevens
The American minister to Hawaii and ordered US marines to go ashore and declared an end to the monarchy.
put the treaty on hold and ordered an investigation. Proposed restoring Liliuokalai to her throne but Dole refused to step down.
favored annexation and congress voted so in 1898 Hawaii became an American territory.
Spheres of Influence
geographic area where an outside nation exerts special econamic or political control.
Open Door Policy
Porposed by Sec of state John Hay. So that US could still trade with China. Gave all nations equal trading rights.
20,000 forigen troops crushed Chinese nationalists who opposed the forigeners: Japan. US navy commander signed treaty of friendship. Ended by foreign countries.
brought a fleet of ships to Edo Bay, Japan. Where they had never seen steamships before. It brought on modernization.
(William Randolph) Hearst
sent Remington and said that if Remington draw the pictures he would "provide the war" practiced yellow journalism
sent to protect American lives and property but it blew up. "Remember the Maine" was the cry for supporters of the war.
of US Navy, received word from naval sec TR that if war broke out to attack the Spanish fleet in the Philippines. Attacked the Spanish fleet once the war started. Not a single US live was lost.
fought for independence. Army captured Manila and surrounded Dewey's fleet. Phillipeno captured by US.
US army volunteers organized by TR; functioned as foot soldiers. Fought in Spanish American war.
limited Cuba's ability to sign treaties with other nations. The US got the right to intervene in Cuban affairs and required Cuba to sell or lease land to the US.
Added to the Monroe Doctrine that: the US may use force against people in the western hemisphere's chronic wrongdoing.
USS Dolphin went ashore for supplies and the crew was arrested. Later they were released and apologized. US refused apology.
(Battle of) Vera Cruz
US was trying to seize the city to protect it from Germany but the Mexicans rebelled.
Led hundreds of troops to Columbus, New Mexico struck at dawn burning the town down and killing 17 Americans.