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1. New Expansionism- new expansionism was a concept called International Darwinism. Many people accepted the theory that U.S. had to be the strongest and acquire other territories overseas. They extended the idea of Manifest Destiny to the rest of the world. Josiah Strong wrote "The Anglo-Saxon race will be of the largest liberty, the purest Christianity, the highest civilization? Will spread itself over the earth." Many Americans were also afraid of competition from other nations. Britain, France, Germany, Russian, and even Japan were all "grabbing" and taking over weaker countries in Africa and the Pacific Ocean. Some people in the U.S. believed that they too had to compete or it will fail to survive. NEW V. OLD: - Manifest destiny / International Darwinism - Hunger for new land? Population growth / declaration of the close of the frontier - Economic advantages? Trade with Asia from California / trade with new colonies helping businesses - prevent other countries from gaining land in CA or Oregon / need to rival other imperialist countries. ALASKA: Then Secretary of State William Seward paid Baron Eduardo Stoeckl, the Russian Minister to the United States, $7.2 million for the land. The price breaks down to roughly 2 cents per acre. Hawaii: The United States acquired Hawaii through force. Queen Lili'uokalani, Hawaii's last Queen, was deposed on Jan. 17, 1893, by a group of American businessmen supported by the United States Navy and Marine Corps and diplomatic representatives. 2.
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