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What was the U.S. position at first… ISOLATIONISM or IMPERIALISM?

U.S. position was ISOLATIONISM at first.

What is the difference between ISOLATIONISM and IMPERIALISM?

isolationism is staying with your self . but imperialism is getting new places being social.

What was the #1 thing countries were after during the IMPERIALISM ERA?

The #1 thing that countries were after during the inperoalsik era was expanding there land

How did the U.S. acquire HAWAII?

they marched over to Iolani Palace,armed with ammunition,
and forced Queen Liliuokalani to sign the annexation treaty in 1893. then she was imprisoned in her own home and the treaty wouldn't be valid until 1898, due to the Spanish American War. Until then they est. an all white government called the Republic of Hawaii


It became known as the Bayonet Constitution for the use of intimidation by the armed militia which forced King Kalākaua to sign it or be deposed.

Who was QUEEN LILIUOKALANI and what did she want for Hawaii when she became QUEEN?

QUEEN LILIUOKALANI was the queen of Hawaii after king died. She wanted the chose isolationism.

How did the U.S. acquire ALASKA?

U.S. bought it for $7.2 million.


U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase ofAlaska for $7 million.

What GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS did the U.S. acquire during the Imperialism Era?

Hawaii, Alaska, Cuba, Philippines, Midway Islands and more......


Commodore Perry is who opened trade to Japan in 1858.

What was JAPAN’s FOREIGN POLICY before the U.S. opened trade?

Japan's foreign policy was that they wanted new inventions and cool resources that America had

Which country was forced into giving up SPHERES OF INFLUENCE in Asia?

China was forced into giving up spheres of influence in Asia

How did the U.S. persuade Japan to become a trading partner?

In 1853 U.S. wanted come closer to Asia and China and U.S. opened trade with Japan in 1858.

Who is JOHN HAY?

John Hay who sent a note to the Europe and Japan for trade China.


a policy established by the United States in 1899 to promote equal access for all nations to trade in China.

What led to the BOXER REBELLION?

In June of 1900, Chinese nationalists anger at foreign involvement in China escalated to the Boxer Rebellion.

What is the significance of the USS MAINE?

President Mckinely sent the battleship USS Marine to protect American interests in Cuba.

What war was started because of YELLOW JOURNALISM?

American- Spanish war started because of Yellow journalism

Who were the ROUGH RIDERS?

The most famous of all the units fighting in Cuba, the "Rough Riders" was the name given to the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt.


(1898) a congressional resolution stating that the U.S. had no interest in taking control of Cuba


a part of the Cuban constitution drafted under the supervision of the United States that limited Cuba’s right to make treaties, gave the U.S. the right to intervene in Cuban affairs, and required Cuba to sell or lease land to the U.S

What is BIG STICK DIPLOMACY? (What is it and who used it?)

- to protect U.S. interests in Latin America.

What is DOLLAR DIPLOMACY? (What is it and who used it?)

influencing governments through economic, not military, intervention

What is the ROOSEVELT COROLLARY? (What is it and why was it used?)

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. This addition warned that in cases of “wrongdoing” by Latin American countries the United States might exercise “international police power.”

What is the PANAMA CANAL? (Where was it built, why, cost, construction time, obstacles, etc.)

an artificial waterway across the Isthmus of Panama; completed by the United States in 1914

How did the U.S. gain access to Panama to build the PANAMA CANAL?

The U.S. gained access to panama to build the Panama Canal by buying the land from Columbia and columbia rebelled against panama so that the U.S. could Build the canal