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Recap! Section 1. U.S. Imperialism in Hawaii 1875 U.S. agreed to import Hawaiian sugar duty-free (no taxes) Good for American Hawaiian sugar farmers in.

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1 Recap! Section 1

2 U.S. Imperialism in Hawaii 1875 U.S. agreed to import Hawaiian sugar duty-free (no taxes) Good for American Hawaiian sugar farmers in Hawaii (can sell cheaper sugar and limit competition)

3 U.S. Imperialism in Hawaii 1887 U.S. military leaders pressured Hawaii to allow them to build a military base at Pearl Harbor for a refueling station

4 U.S. Imperialism in Hawaii 1890 McKinley Tariff provoked a crisis by taking away the duty-free status of Hawaiian sugar This gave those planters more competition and those planters asked the U.S. to annex (add) Hawaii to U.S. territory to avoid the tax

5 U.S. Imperialism in Hawaii 1891 King dies and queen comes into power Eventually, Hawaiian gov’t overthrown by military and Dole takes control of the government

6 U.S. Imperialism in Hawaii 1897 William McKinley (who favored annexation) becomes president

7 U.S. Imperialism in Hawaii 1898 Congress proclaims Hawaii an American territory (Hawaiians never voted on it!)

8 We also get Alaska! U.S. buys Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million (2 cents per acre!) We got land rich in timber, minerals and oil

9 Yellow Journalism Exaggerated news stories used to lure in readers Used before Spanish-American War to drum up support in U.S. for Cuban cause

10 Treaty of Paris After Spanish-American War, U.S. gained Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines


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