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Secretaries of State Series with Gary Hylander: John Hay (YP)
November 4, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
John Hay served as Secretary of State to two presidents: William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. During his tenure, Secretary Hay addressed territorial issues that arose following the Spanish-American War and the acquisition of the Panama Canal Zone. However, his most important diplomatic achievement was opening the door for trade and commercial relations with China.