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United States Becomes a World Power

This chapter examines the reasons why the United States adopted a more aggressive foreign policy at the end of the 19th century; the causes, military history, and consequences of the Spanish American War; and early 20th century U.S. involvement in China, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

"A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama"
The United States Becomes a World Power
The Annexation of Hawaii
The Spanish American War
The Philippines
Policing the Caribbean and Central America
Intervention in Haiti