1. Columbia's refusal to permit the United States to build a canal across its province of Panama
    Led President Theodore Roosevelt to encourage a revolt for Panamanian independence
  2. Economic expansion, the yellow press, and competition with other powers:
    turned american away from isolationism and toward international involvements in the 1890s
  3. McKinley's decision to keep the Philippines:
    Set off a bitter debate about imperialism in the Senate and the country
  4. The Boxer Rebellion that attempted to drive all foreigners out of China:
    Brought American armed forces onto the Asian mainland for the first time
  5. The Cuban revolt against Spain:
    Aroused strong sympathy from most Americans
  6. The Maine explosion:
    Created an emotional and irresistible public demand for war with Spain
  7. The Spanish-American War:
    Enhanced American national pride and made the United States an international power in East Asia
  8. The Venezuelan boundary dispute:
    Strengthened the Monroe Doctrine and made Britain more willing to accommodate U.S. intrest
  9. The white planter revolt against Queen Liliuokalani:
    Set off the first debate about the wisdom and rightness of American overseas imperialism
  10. Theodore Roosevelt's secret orders to Commodore Dewey:
    Led to the surprising U.S. victory over Spain at Manila Bay
  11. Josiah Strong
    American clergyman who preached Anglo-Saxon superiority and called for the stronger U.S. missionary efforts overseas
  12. Alfred Thayer Mahan
    American naval officer who wrote influential books emphasizing sea power and advocating a big navy
  13. Emilio Aguinaldo
    Filipino leader of a guerilla war against American rule from 1899 to 1901
  14. Queen Liliuokalani
    Native Hawaiian ruler overthrown in a revolution led by white planter and aided by US troops
  15. Richard Olney
    US secretary of state whose belligerent notes to Britan during the Guiana Boundary crisis nearly caused a war
  16. "Butcher" Weyler
    Spanish General whose brutal tactics against Cuban rebels outraged American Public opinion
  17. William Randolph Hearst
    Vigorous promoter of sesationalisitc anti-Spanish propaganda and eager advocate of imperialistic war
  18. William McKinley
    President who initally opposed war with Spain but eventually supported the US accquistition of the Philippines
  19. George E. Dewey
    Naval commander whose spetacular May Day victory in 1898 opened the doors to American imperialism in Asia
  20. Theodore Roosevelt
    Imperialist advocate, aggressive assistant navy secretary, Rough Rider, vice president, and president
  21. John Hay
    American secretary of state who attempted to preserve chinese independence and protect American interests in China
  22. Phillippe Bunau-Varilla
    Scheming engineer who helped stage a revolution in Panama and then became the new country's instant foreign minister
  23. William James
    Harvard philosopher and one of the leading anti-imperialists opposing US acquisition of the Philippines
  24. William Jennings Bryan
    Democrtic party nominee who campaigned and lost on a platform opposing imperialism in the presidential election of 1900
  25. George Washington Goethals
    American military engineer who built the Panama Canal
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