Hawaii Imperialism Analysis

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Imperialism, the act of expanding the United States’ political and economical influence over the world, was one of the U.S.’s priorities during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The United States had also began becoming overall different than they were before. Before the civil war had happened the U.S. had kept to themselves, not really participating in the outside affairs that were going on around them. After the civil war, the U.S.’s economy grew stronger in ways such as influencing policies such as the Open Door policy with China, the U.S.’s military grew stronger enough to the point where they won the Spanish-American war in 1898, and lastly politically influenced the Philippines, Cuba and many more territories. Hawaii, was an opportunity for the United States and many other countries to expand their trade with Asia. Hawaii made a trade agreement with the United States, which allowed the sugar cane crop to enter the U.S. duty-free. In exchange Hawaii would not lease or grant any of its territory to another nation. At the beginning of the 1891, Queen Liliuokalani, tried to restore “Hawaii for the Hawaiians”, and she wanted to restrict America’s growing political power in Hawaii. The white…show more content…
Politically, the United States influenced the world through ways such as the Treaty of Paris of 1898. Economically, the U.S. influenced the world by impacting things such as the Open Door policy, and by allowing Hawaii’s sugar cane to enter the U.S. duty-free. Lastly, the United States impacted the world militarily through ways such as winning wars, more specifically the “splendid little war”, and the Spanish-American war. Overall the U.S. had a large impact when it came to the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and would later play an even large one when the world would face the war to end all
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