Imperial America

Imperial America - I. Imperial America: The...

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I. Imperial America: The Spanish-American War a. Origins of American Imperialism i. Economic Importance of Export Markets ii. The Activities of Rival Powers iii. Anxiety over a “Closing Frontier” iv. Notions of Cultural Supremacy b. The Treaty of Paris and the Anti-Imperialists i. Terms of the Treaty ii. The Battle over Ratification iii. The Results of Ratification “White Man’s Burden” Platt Amendment Treaty of Paris (1898) Anti-Imperialist League Imperialism= exerting your powers well beyond your borders Origins of American Imperialism Economic Importance of Exports Markets Growing importance for exports In 1870 america sold about $400 million goods overseas As overseas exports became more importance big business owners wanted to insure that oversea exports would continue The Activities of Rival Powers European powers take up imperialistic race American business owners push for entrance into the race In economic interest to expand Alfred Thayer Mahan- claims importance of strong navy
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 17b taught by Professor Ettinger during the Fall '07 term at CSU Sacramento.

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