Hawaiian Annexation And The Spanish American War

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The war years marked the rise of the United States as having world power. During the war, the federal government intruded in the economy and influenced people’s everyday lives as never before. American leaders believed the nation’s future and prosperity and security depended on other lands and the influences from around the world. Economic bonds also allowed political impacts to be exercised abroad and helped spread the American way of life. Hawaiian Annexation and the Spanish-American war we learn many connections about the U.S. involvement. Eight islands, two thousand miles off the U.S. west coast attracted attention from the Americans as a place to occupy. The U.S. owned three fourths of Hawaii’s wealth through sugar exports. Americans
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