U.S. annexes Hawaii.
U.S. begins suppression of guerrilla uprising in Philippines.
Wilmington, North Carolina, race riot.
"Grandfather Clause" enacted by Louisiana; all white males whose fathers or grandfathers could vote in 1867 are automatically registered to vote.
Under the Treaty of Paris, the Philippine Islands become a U.S. protectorate.U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark
ruling recognizes legal citizenship of Chinese born in America.Spanish-American War begins.Curtis Act.
U.S. battleship Maine
, in Havana to protect American residents and
property, is sunk in the harbor. Two hundred and sixty lives are lost (February 15).