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Anti-imperialist League.

Anti-imperialist League.  

Founded in 1899 to oppose U.S. annexation of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War, the Anti-imperialist League was the largest lobbying organization on a U.S. foreign-policy issue ...
Asian Americans

Asian Americans  

[This entry contains seven subentries: Overview; Practice Interventions; Chinese; Japanese, Koreans; South Asians; Southeast Asians.]The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from ...
Battle of Midway

Battle of Midway  

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In 1942, off the Midway Islands in the central Pacific, a decisive sea battle in which the US navy repelled a Japanese invasion fleet, sinking four aircraft carriers. This defeat marked the end of ...
Chester Nimitz

Chester Nimitz  

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(1885–1966)US admiral. After various surface ship commands and shore appointments, he took over command of the Pacific Fleet in 1941 following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. From his Hawaii ...
Expansionism

Expansionism  

Expansionism—the desire of nations and empires to annex lands, peoples, or resources belonging to others—is a peculiar characteristic of a world order where boundaries are subject to the ambitions of ...
Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland  

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(1837–1908)US Democratic statesman, 22nd and 24th President of the USA (1885–89; 1893–97). His first term was marked by efforts to reverse the heavily protective import tariff, and his second by his ...
Incarceration of Japanese Americans.

Incarceration of Japanese Americans.  

The forced removal from the West Coast in the Spring and Summer of 1942 of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans, more than two-thirds of them native-born U.S. citizens, and their subsequent ...
James Cook

James Cook  

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(1728–79)British naval captain, navigator, and explorer. Cook charted the coasts and seaways of Canada (1759; 1763–7), the St Lawrence Channel and the coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. He then ...
Lil‘uokalani.

Lil‘uokalani.  

(1838–1917), last queen of Hawai'i.She was born Lydia Kamaka‘eha to parents who were first cousins, following the Hawaiian custom requiring high-ranking personages to marry closely in their lineage ...
Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands  

Oceania, or the Pacific Islands region, includes Melanesia (the islands of black peoples), Polynesia (many islands), and Micronesia (small islands) over a vast area covering one third of the globe ...
Pacific Islands Chiefdoms

Pacific Islands Chiefdoms  

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Since the European discovery of Polynesia in the eighteenth century, explorers and researchers have been fascinated with these societies of the eastern Pacific. One part of that fascination has ...
Pacific Islands Navigation and Watercraft

Pacific Islands Navigation and Watercraft  

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The settlement of the hundreds of remote islands of the vast Pacific Ocean between 3000 and 1000 b.p. virtually completed the human settlement of the world apart from its ice ...
Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor  

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A harbour on the Pacific island of Oahu, in Hawaii, the site of a major US naval base, where a surprise attack on 7 December 1941 by Japanese carrier-borne aircraft, inflicted heavy damage and ...
protectorate

protectorate  

‘An arrangement may be entered into whereby one state, while retaining to some extent its separate identity as a state, is subject to a kind of guardianship by another state. ...
Society Islands

Society Islands  

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The Society Islands (Tahiti) are located in the southeastern Pacific. Their position is central in relation to other major archipelagos of the region: the southern Cook Islands and Samoa are ...
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War  

(1898)A conflict between Spain and the USA. It had its roots in the struggle for independence of Cuba, and in US economic and imperialist ambitions. Sympathetic to Cuban rebels whose second war of ...

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