Take a guess where each information hint is describing.
|The Philippines||George Dewey entered Manila Bay here. It became an American protectorate in 1898.|
|Caribbean Island obtained from Spain. Now a US Commonwealth.|
|Alaska||Called "Seward's Folly." Purchased from Russia in 1867. Contains abundant wildlife and natural resources. Statehood came in 1959 (49th state)|
|Hawaii||US sugar growers caused a revolution on this Pacific Island chain. The legitimate monarch was overthrown and the islands were annexed by the US. Statehood came in 1959 (50th state).|
|Guam||Pacific Island was gained from Spain as a result of the Spanish American War in 1898. It is now a US territory.|
|Samoa||Pacific Island group obtained from Germany. Now a US territory.|
|Cuba||Spanish speaking Caribbean island. Wanted independence from Spain. US helped in Spanish-American War. 90 miles from Florida. Maine exploded in Havana harbor.|
|Midway Is.||Island in the Pacific, Obtained after Spanish American War (1898). Important World War II battle.|
|Isolationist country until Matthew C. Perry opened it up to western trade. Went to war with Russia until TR settled dispute in 1904.|
|China||Isolationist country until western
powers carved it into spheres of influence.
It was an empire until a revolution in 1911 turned it into a republic. Became communist in 1949.
|Panama||Located on an isthmus in North America, it was part of Columbia until a US-backed revolution brought independence. Canal was built there starting in 1904 and finished in 1914 after many deaths from disease.|
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