History 2 - History 2-18 B. Expansionism in the 1890s...

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History 2-18 B. Expansionism in the 1890s Jealousy of other countries (great powers of Europe were beginning to take colonies all over the world) Interest in naval power- Alfred T. Mahan ”influence of sea power upon history” only way to have power is strong navy, need bases around the world Racism-religion science, racial beliefs- belief that we’re the best country- Josiah Strong “Our Country” “anglo Saxon is divinely commissioned to be his brothers keeper this powerful race will moe down upon mexico down upon central and south America out upon the islands of the sea over upon Africa and beyond, and can anyone doubt that the result of the competition of the races wil be the survival of the fittest” C. Spanish- American War 1898 The Cuban situation 1895-1898 spanish colony in the carribean, owned by spain for 400 years-revolution began in 1895, some Americans had investments in cuba, “humanitarian”- US was upset by the treatment of the Cuban rebels Yellow journalism William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer-both published newspapers “creative
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History 2 - History 2-18 B. Expansionism in the 1890s...

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