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U.S. foreign policy in ChinaAlison Cevallos,Sariah Anderson & Jason Miller
During the 1800’s the United States had a growing interest in China. The U.S hadso many manufactured products that they wanted to sell to China because of theirhuge population.Recall, this is still the Industrial Period. We were over-producing productsbecause of the amount of people we had working in sweatshops. People thencouldn’t afford to buy these manufactured products, so we had no choice butto sell overseas.But the U.S wasn’t the only country interested in trading with China...Why Did The U.S. Become Interested In China?
Spheres of InfluenceThe United States had to competewith other nations for Chineseconsumers. Countries such asRussia, Germany, Britain, France,and Japan were seekingspheres ofinfluence,which means areas ofeconomic and political control inChina. These countries already hadestablished control over China, andthe U.S. was eager to get in on thetrading as well.
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