us imperialism - United States Imperialism Concepts Definitions\/Explanations Foreign Policy = Actions that a nation takes in relation to other nations

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United States Imperialism Concepts Definitions/Explanations Foreign Policy = Actions that a nation takes in relation to other nations Isolation/ism = Policy of having little to do with the political affairs of foreign nations Expansion/ist/ism = Policy of extending a nations boundaries Imperialism = Policy of powerful countries seeking to control the economic and political affairs of weaker countries or regions Great White Fleet = New steam-powered warships with steel hulls were already being built in the 1880s—by late 1890s, a large/powerful American navy was ready for action—its ships were called the Great White Fleet (all painted white) “Seward’s Folly” = William Seward’s mistake of purchasing Alaska because they thought all it was, was a land of icy mountains and frozen fish when really it had rich lands for farming, a surplus of natural resources, and an important source of petroleum and natural gas Annex/annexation = To add on—in 1867 William Seward persuaded Congress to annex Midway Island, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean Midway Island = An island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in which Seward annexed in 1867 Matthew Perry = (Early 1950s) President Millard Fillmore send Commodore Matthew Perry to Japan; July 1853, he entered Tokyo Bay with 4 warships; Japanese ordered the Americans out— before leaving, Perry gave letter to a Japanese official from the President—in it he asked the Japanese to open trading relations with the U.S.; Perry returned a year later with 7 warships to get an answer; Japanese emperor signed the Treaty of Kanagawa Treaty of Kanagawa = (1854) pact in which Japan agreed to help shipwrecked
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