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    The US Becomes a World Power

    Time Line ... 1875 Hawaiian sugar exempted from U.S. tariffs

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Trade and US as a World Power

    Pressure to Expand While domestic reforms were under way at home, the United States developed a new agenda outside its borders. The United States had always been inclined to expand its influence, taking over any available land and subjugating the people who ...

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    The United States Annexes Hawaii

    The United States Annexes Hawaii In 1875, the United States signed a treaty with King Kalakaua of the Hawaiian Islands, a chain of eight large and many tiny islands 2,000 miles off the coast of California. U.S. officials decided that Hawaii would make a splendid ...

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    The Spanish American War

    The Spanish-American War You take the Spanish-American War. . . . That was Mr. Kane’s war. We didn’t really have anything to fight about. But do you think if it hadn’t been for that war of Mr. Kane’s ...

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    After the Spanish American War

    The Philippines After the defeat of the Spanish fleet, Filipino patriot Emiliano Aguinaldo had taken the lead in setting up a provisional government. Aguinaldo became the island nation’s first president. The Filipinos had been given no say in the matter of ...

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    The Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal As early as the mid-1500s, people had conceived of the idea of a canal across the Isthmus of Panama that would link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Such a canal would eliminate the need for westbound ships to sail all the way around South America ...

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    The Roosevelt Corollary

    Promoting Economic Growth In order to gain economic control over various Latin American nations, the United States frequently intervened in their affairs. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt issued the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, outlining U.S. ...

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    The US Becomes a World Power Practice Test

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