Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
The Spanish American War
“Open Door Policy”
In the late 1890s Roosevelt had been an ardent imperialist, and vigorously defended the permanent acquisition of the Philippines in the 1900 election campaign. After the rebellion ended in 1901 he largely lost interest in the Philippines and Asian expansion generally, despite the contradictory opinion of his Secretary of War, William Howard Taft As president he primarily directed the nation's overseas ambitions on the Caribbean, especially locations that had a bearing on the defense of his pet project, the Panama Canal.
William Howard Taft
The war to make the world safe for democracy
The goal of this group was to achieve annexation of Hawaiʻi to the United States.
1887 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii was a legal document by anti-monarchists to strip the Hawaiian monarchy of much of its authority, initiating a transfer of power to American, European and native Hawaiian elites.
Queen Liliʻuokalani was overthrown and replaced by a Provisional Government composed of members of the Committee of Safety.
The report was conducted by U.S. Commissioner James H. Blount, appointed by U.S. President Grover Cleveland to investigate the events surrounding the January 1893 overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
American lawyer Sanford B. Dole became President of the Republic in 1894
President William McKinley appointed Dole to become the first territorial governor after U.S. annexation of Hawaii.
Hawaii Admission Act
A revolution broke out, known as the Ten Years War
U.S.S. Maine sank in Havana Harbor after suffering a massive explosion.
Congress authorized President McKinley to use as much military force as he thought necessary to help Cuba gain independence from Spain.
Spain declared war on