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Unformatted text preview: Religious rhetoric – doing God’s work American exceptionalism On par with Rome Racism Racism fueled manifest destiny and vice versa Policy Results: Hegemony (spheres of influence) Spanish American War-Gains Cuba, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam-Keep Philippines as protectorate Platt Amendment-In Cuban constitution-Forces Cuban government to allow US military intervention if Cuban actions negatively affect US economic interests Acquisition of Territory Emphasis on Principles-Rhetoric-Reason to go to war “Mission” of democratization...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course 030 061 taught by Professor Lai during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.
- Spring '08