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Section 1: The United States Continues to Expand

The Age of Imperialism http://www.smplanet.com/ imperialism/ toc.html
This site traces the age of imperialism and features information about the annexation of Hawaii and the Spanish-American War. Includes links to biographies of influential figures and primary-source documents.

Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898–1935 http://www.boondocksnet.com/ ai/
An examination of the anti-imperialist sentiment in the United States between the years of 1898–1935. Includes anti-imperialist literature, essays, speeches, and political cartoons.

Queen Liliuokalani http://www.uic.edu/ depts/ owa/ history/ liliuokalani.html
A brief biography of the life and reign of Queen Liliuokalani of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Growth and Transformation in the United States http://odur.let.rug.nl/ ~usa/ H/1994/ ch7_p9.htm
A helpful article about the period of U.S. imperialism and expansion.

Section 2: The Spanish-American War

The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War Home Page http://lcweb.loc.gov/ rr/ hispanic/ 1898/ index.html
An in-depth Library of Congress exhibit about the Spanish-American War, including photographs, time lines, literature, and biographies.

The Platt Amendment http://historyofcuba.com/ history/ platt.htm
The text of the Platt Amendment.

The Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War http://www.pbs.org/ crucible/
A companion Web site to a PBS film about the Spanish-American War, this extensive resource includes an interesting section on yellow journalism, featuring headlines and captions from newspapers published during the war.

Section 3: U.S. Involvement Overseas

The Roosevelt Corollary http://www.ourdocuments.gov/ doc.php?flash=false& doc=56
The text of the 1904 Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.

Panama Canal History http://www.pancanal.com/ eng/ history/
The complete history of the construction of the Panama Canal.