5 - Imperialism 1865-1905 U.S was late to colonial game In...

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Imperialism 1865-1905 U.S. was late to colonial game. In the beginning we were more concerned with the movement west into the new frontier. The front porch campaign Alfred Thayer Mahan naval officer who wrote The Influence… . .very influential on U.S. imperialism. Besides the book, he also argued that Americans have a destiny to control the Caribbean and build a canal through Panama. He felt we needed to spread “civilization” to those in the pacific region. Also a widely published author, and respected in European countries too (France, Germany, etc.) Core belief of imperialism is that your beliefs and government and society is better than others and you need to impose it on others who don’t have it. The Influence of Sea Power on History 1660-1763 simple thesis – if you’re going to have a great nation, like Britain and France, you need to have a very strong navy, strong merchant- marine, and colonies, and have a military presence near hostile nations. Some people were doubtful of Mahan’s ideas for imperialism. They felt that they stood no
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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5 - Imperialism 1865-1905 U.S was late to colonial game In...

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