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American imperialism in the early 1900s Emma Mr.hayden
2 The annexation of Hawaii. The U.S had a couple of reasons to be interested in Hawaii. One of the main reasons was not just because we had too many people or that it was warmer there than some of the states in the U.S but because of the planter's belief. They believed that a coup and annexation would get rid of the threat of a tariff on their sugar. Which made them spring into action. They did this because a tariff would raise the price of their sugar and make the taxes higher. If the taxes were raised it would make it harder to deliver to other countries. It would also make it harder to afford for some people because the tariff is raising the price. Which can make consumers not want to buy their product anymore. Some items that we have nowadays have tariffs in a book of everything with a tariff a good 194 products is ranging from food to machinery to leather goods or clothes. Taking into consideration that Hawaii is now a state in the U.S, you could
3 assume that the U.S did annex Hawaii. Also, the tariffs on sugar were lowered, and president William McKinley signed the treaty to annex Hawaii on June 14th, 1897. Annexation of Philippines Not only did the U.S want Hawaii but they also wanted the Philippines for their own. They did not want the Philippines for the same reason they wanted Hawaii not even remotely close. The U.S wanted the Philippines because they wanted to have commercial or business in Asia. They wanted this because they wanted more people to buy their products. The U.S was also worried or concerned that the Filipinos

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