Unique information of The United States, Cuba, and the Platt Amendment, 1901
Unique information of The United States, Cuba, and the Platt Amendment, 1901

The Platt Amendment, an amendment to a U.S. army appropriations bill, established the te...

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Unique information of Japanese-American Relations at the Turn of the Century, 1900–1922
Unique information of Japanese-American Relations at the Turn of the Century, 1900–1922

In the first two decades of the twentieth century, the relationship between the United S...

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Unique information of Secretary of State John Hay and the Open Door in China, 1899-1900
Unique information of Secretary of State John Hay and the Open Door in China, 1899-1900

Secretary of State John Hay first articulated the concept of the “Open Door” in Chi...

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Unique information of The Philippine-American War, 1899–1902
Unique information of The Philippine-American War, 1899–1902

After its defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898 , Spain ceded its longstanding col...

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Unique information of 1899-1913: Defending U.S. International Interests
Unique information of 1899-1913: Defending U.S. International Interests

Following the defeat Spain in the Spanish-American War of 1898 , the United States acquired overseas...

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Unique information of U.S. Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism, 1895-1898
Unique information of U.S. Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism, 1895-1898

Yellow journalism was a style of newspaper reporting that emphasized sensationalism over...

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Unique information of Annexation of Hawaii, 1898
Unique information of Annexation of Hawaii, 1898

America's annexation of Hawaii in 1898 extended U.S. territory into the Pacific and...

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Unique information of Blaine and Pan Americanism, 1880s/1890s
Unique information of Blaine and Pan Americanism, 1880s/1890s

President-elect Garfield named James G. Blaine , his former rival for the Republican pr...

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Unique information of Venezuela Boundary Dispute, 1895-1899
Unique information of Venezuela Boundary Dispute, 1895-1899

The Venezuelan Boundary Dispute officially began in 1841, when the Venezuelan Government...

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Unique information of Commodore Robert W. Shufeldt’s Voyage to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, 1878-1880
Unique information of Commodore Robert W. Shufeldt’s Voyage to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, 1878-1880

Between 1878 and 1880, Commodore Robert Shufeldt commanded the U.S.S. Ticonderoga on a...

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Unique information of Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts
Unique information of Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts

In the 1850 s, Chinese workers migrated to the United States, first to work in the gold mines, but also ...

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Unique information of Purchase of Alaska, 1867
Unique information of Purchase of Alaska, 1867

The purchase of Alaska in 1867 marked the end of Russian efforts to expand trade and se...

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Unique information of The Burlingame-Seward Treaty, 1868
Unique information of The Burlingame-Seward Treaty, 1868

China and the United States concluded the Burlingame-Seward Treaty in 1868 to expand upo...

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Unique information of 1866-1898: The Continued Expansion of United States Interests
Unique information of 1866-1898: The Continued Expansion of United States Interests

In the wake of the Civil War, the United States continued to expand into new territory and new markets. ...

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Unique information of U.S. Diplomacy and the Telegraph, 1866
Unique information of U.S. Diplomacy and the Telegraph, 1866

The development of the electric telegraph greatly changed the way diplomacy was conducte...

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Unique information of The Consequences of Union Victory, 1865
Unique information of The Consequences of Union Victory, 1865

The outcome of the Civil War resulted in a strengthening of U.S. foreign power and influence, as the definitive Union de...

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Unique information of The Alabama Claims, 1862-1872
Unique information of The Alabama Claims, 1862-1872

The Alabama claims were a diplomatic dispute between the United States and Great Britain that arose out of the U.S. Civ...

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Unique information of The Trent Affair, 1861
Unique information of The Trent Affair, 1861

On November 8, 1861, Charles Wilkes, a U.S. Navy Officer, captured two ...

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