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Monroe Doctrine

Monroe proclaimed in 1823 that US would oppose any European interference in the affairs of independent Latin American nations. Broken in 1860s with the help of Great Britain

Emperor Napoleon III

of France took advantage of the situation and sent Archduke Maximilian of Austria

Archduke Maximilian of Austria

with an army of French troops to establish a French empire in Mexico

Pan-American Union

promote understanding, friendly relations, and cooperation among the American republics


On January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state to join the Union. William Seward provided a treaty to purchase Alaska for $7,200,000.


discovered by Captain James Cook.

August 21, 1959 became the 50th state.

Take Liliuokalani out of power, Cleveland in power made a treaty for the annexation of Hawaii, Hawaii first said no then yes.

Cuba broken relationship with USA

In 1960, US broke diplomatic relations with Cuba because Fidel Castro seized control of Cuban government

Manila Bay, Philippines

Dewey attacked Manila and captured it, took possession of the city August 13

Puerto Rico

1952 became a commonwealth of USA


Spain agreed to surrender control of Cuba and to cede Puerto Rico and Guam to the USA.

Spanish and American War importance

recognized the US as one of the leading sea powers of the world

Britain's cooperations helped build a growing land lasting American Alliance

North and South fought side by side forgetting the past

Stimulate American industry and prospered

Jones Acts

In Philippines, it allowed the Philippine voters to elect a senate as well as the assembly.

In Puerto Rico it granted Puerto Ricans American citizenship.