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outline_for_Spanish-Am._War_lecture - U. S. ENTRY INTO...

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PHILIPPINES AMERICAN “EXCEPTIONALISM”: idea that U.S., in its origins & subsequent foreign policy, behaved differently from European nation states DISTINCTION BETWEEN OLD-STYLE EUROPEAN POLITICAL IMPERIALISM & INFORMAL ECONOMIC IMPERIALISM ECONOMIC (“search for foreign markets”)… PLUS IDEALISTIC (defending national honor; welfare of the Cubans)…… AND CHAUVINISTIC & PYSCHOLOGICAL (nationalism, “white man’s burden”) FACTORS BEHIND NEW AMERICAN IMPERIALISM THE NEW IMPERIALISTS: Alfred Mahan, Theodore Roosevelt (TR), Henry Cabot Lodge CLOSER LOOK AT ROOSEVELT’S VIEWS ---stress on distinctly male qualities of battle, acquisition, & conquest
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---“all great masterful races have been fighting races” ---TR’s “STRENUOUS LIFE” ADDRESS (1899): call to arms for the U.S. to assume its higher national mission through beneficent annexation
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Unformatted text preview: U. S. ENTRY INTO SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR PRESIDENT MCKINLEYS VIEWS ---his posture closely mirrored that of big business MCKINLEY WAR MESSAGE (April 1898) JINGOISTIC POPULAR PRESS & ITS EMPHASIS ON GENDER THEMES TELLER AMENDMENT: Congressional pledge to not formally annex Cuba HOW SHOULD AMERICA DEAL WITH CONQUERED CUBA & THE PHILIPPINES?? CUBA: NO ANNEXATION, BUT U.S. SUPERVISORY CONTROL (formalized by Platt Amendment) DEBATE OVER THE ANNEXATION OF THE PHILIPPINES VIEWS OF ANNEXATION SUPPORTERS--McKinley--Senator Albert Beveridge VIEWS OF OPPONENTS OF ANNEXATION--Senator John Daniel --Andrew Carnegie--William Graham Sumner--William Jennings Bryan HOW DID FACTORS OF RACE, THE CHRISTIANIZING WHITE MANS BURDEN, & AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM HELP IN SEPARATING ANNEXATIONISTS FROM THE ANTIS? HORRORS & LESSONS FROM THE FILIPINO WAR (1899-1902)...
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