Examples Of American Imperialism

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In the aftermath of the Spanish-American War the United States collected its first international territories; Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. United States exerted political, social, and economic control over countries such as the Philippines, Cuba, Germany, Austria, Korea, and Japan. One of the most notable examples of American Imperialism in this age was the Annexation of Hawaii in 1898, where the United States gained the control and possession of all ports, buildings, harbors, military equipment, and public property that had formerly belonged to the Government of the Hawaiian Islands. This eventually resulted in Hawaii becoming America's 50th state in 1959.

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