Imperialism

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United States Foreign Policy Becomes Centered on Westward Expansion

1790

United States Becomes Relatively Isolated from European Politics

1812

Monroe Doctrine

1823

Seward Invokes Monroe Doctrine and French Leave Mexico

1865

United States Purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 Million

1867

Josiah Strong Writes Our Country: Its Possible Future and Present Crisis

1885

Pan-American Conference

1889

Alfred Thayer Mahan Writes The Influence of Sea Power Upon History

1890

Tariff of 1890

1890

American Settlers Aid the Overthrow or Queen Liliuokalani in Hawaii

1893

Tariff of 1894

1894

United States and Great Britain Agree to Arbitrate Venezuelan Boundary Dispute

1895

Dupuy de Lome's Highly Critical Letter of President McKinley Leaked

1898

Battleship Maine Explodes in Havana, Cuba Harbor

February 15,1898

Congress Passes Joint Resolution Authorizing War with Spain

April 20, 1898

Teller Amendment

April 20, 1898

Commodore George Dewey Fires on Spanish Ships in Manila Bay

May 1, 1898

United States Navy Destroys Spanish Fleet at Santiago Bay

July 3, 1898

Hawaiian Annexation

July 7, 1898

United States Captures the City of Manila, Philippines

August 13, 1898

Treaty of Paris

December 10, 1898

United States Acquires Puerto Rico and Guam

December 10, 1898

Philippine Annexation Ratified

February 6, 1899

United States has the Third Largest Navy in the World

1900

Hawaii Becomes a Territory of the United States

1900

Foraker Act of 1900

1900

Platt Amendment

1901