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  1. Name two reasons why the U.S. was interested in expanding it’s imperial power. • ports for naval ships, markets for manufactured goods, cultural/religious superiority

  2. What was the U.S.’ chief economic interest in Hawaii? • Sugar cane and fruit plantations

  3. Why was Queen Liliuokalani a threat? How was she handled by the U.S.? • She wanted Hawaii for Hawaiians, business groups staged a revolution - Cleveland put her back in power

  4. What President annexed Hawaii? • McKinley (Cleveland refused to)

  5. What was the purpose of Hays’ Open Door Notes? • Prevent the European powers from carving China into colonies (we feared being left out)

  6. What did the Open Door Policy give us free reign to do? • force China to trade with us

  7. What military action did the United States take to make sure this Policy stayed in place? • squashed the Boxer Rebellion

  8. Why did Spanish activities in Cuba attract American attention? • Spanish General Weyler was brutally suppressing the Cuban revolt led by Marti

  9. What media group increased public excitement over the war? • Yellow journalists

  10. What “manufactured” event drew the U.S. into the Spanish American War? • the sinking of the Maine

  11. In what two places did most of the fighting take place in the Spanish American War? Who won? • Cuba and the Philippines, the U.S.

  12. What debate started immediately after the Spanish American War? • Whether it was appropriate for the U.S. to annex other territories

  13. How did the construction of Panama Canal affect our relationship with Panama? How did the U.S. gain control of the land? made Panama a territory, staged a revolution to free territory from Colombian control

  14. What were two of the obstacles faced in constructing the Panama Canal? Disease, difficult engineering conditions, 5,000 worker deaths

  15. What is the name for imperialism that is based on economic influence? dollar diplomacy

  16. What was the point of the Roosevelt Corollary? • We will intervene when necessary in the western hemisphere