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An American Empire?

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Jarod Roll

on 28 September 2016

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An American Empire?

HIS 106
Dr. Roll
US Steel, 1901
Missionaries to Hawaii
Hawaii and Sugar:
American sugar interests overthrow Hawaiian monarchy in 1893
New discoveries of gold, 1895-1900:
South Africa
Washington state
Klondike, Alaska Territory
Corporate mergers, 1895-1901
American interests overseas:

Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 1869
Yellow journalism: Hearst and Pulitzer
Cuban revolution began again in 1895
Explosion of the USS Maine, Feb. 1898
Spanish-American War, 1898
Theodore Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and the Rough Riders
White Nationalism strengthened during the Spanish-American War

--North and South fighting together
--Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896)
--Williams vs. Mississippi (1898)
New possessions:

from Spain:
--Cuba (granted independence, but with American rights)
--Puerto Rico

--Hawaii annexed in 1898
--forcing access to Chinese markets ("Open Door")
Philippine-American War, 1899-1906:

Anti-Imperialist League, 1899:

Andrew Carnegie, William Jennings Bryan, Jane Addams, and Mark Twain all members
President McKinley assassinated September 1901
President Roosevelt and the Panama Canal
The Great White Fleet
McKinley (R) vs. Bryan (D), 1900
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