Imperialism Timeline

A brief look at important events influenced by Imperialism.

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(1853) Perry opens Japan to trade with the U.S.

1853

(1887) Treaty gives the U.S. the right to build a naval base at Pearl Harbor.

1887

(1893) Americans overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy.

1893

(1895) US defends Monroe Doctrine in border dispute with Brit. Guiana&Venezuela.

1895

(May-December 1898) Spanish-American War transforms U.S. into an imperial power

May 1, 1898 - December 1898

(1899) Filipino rebels launch an uprising against U.S. occupation.

1899

(May, 1900) U.S. sends troops to China to suppress the Boxer Rebellion.

May 1900

(1902) Platt Amendment makes Cuba a protectorate of the U.S.

1902

(1905) Roosevelt intervenes to negotiate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.

1905

(1914) Wilson sends marines to Mexico, validating his "moral diplomacy".

1914