History Test 2notes - History Test 2 24/09/2008 13:06:00...

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History Test 2 24/09/2008 13:06:00 America has always enjoyed a separatist attitude because it has been insulated  by oceans to the east and to the west. Because America is bordered by Canada and Mexico they are not involved in  a power struggle. Monroe Doctrine – the separatist view point. Despite this isolationist spirit, America strongly supported Manifest Destiny,  reappears post civil war as imperialism and social Darwinism.  The nation began turning its eyes towards new markets In 1866, the US seeks its first extra-territorial possession William Stewart states that the US in inevitably going to dominate the pacific  and the continents that border the pacific Stewart asked for and then received permission to put in order a sequence of  events that resulted in the purchase of the Russian territory of Alaska for 7.2  million dollars Not initially met with enthusiasm, called “stewart’s folly” They didn’t get british Columbia, like they wanted Alaska turns into a strategic defensive location to control In 1878 the US enters into a agreement with the kingdom of somowa, which 
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