2-16-07 Notes - The Growth of the American Empire I....

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The Growth of the American Empire I. Theodore Roosevelt – Wanted to extend the American Empire, knew that a great Navy was needed A. Panama 1. Why – Suez canal had been built 2. History 3. Problem – Panama is part of Columbia, and Columbia is not interesting in dealing with the U.S. 4. The Solution - “liberate” Panama 5. The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty 6. Construction B. Roosevelt Corollary 1. Based on the Monroe Doctrine (1823) 2. Warned Latin American countries 3. See this policy in: a) Venezuela in 1902 - Based on Money b) The Dominican Republic in 1904 – Took control of their revenue system, took control of their customs service, happened until about 1911 c) Panama and Cuba in 1906 – Acted as a protector for these countries. C. Asian Involvement 1. Russo – Japanese War in 1904 (basically a stalemate) 2. Open Door Policy a) Violations of: i. Japan was having imperial ambitions in Korea 3. Gentleman's Agreement with Japan – Segregation in California, and they started to
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2-16-07 Notes - The Growth of the American Empire I....

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