Chapter 19: Seizing an American Empire - Toward the New Imperialism \u25cf Global imperialism \u25cb Quest for new markets \u25cb Spread christianity \u25cf

Chapter 19: Seizing an American Empire - Toward the New...

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Toward the New Imperialism Global imperialism Quest for new markets Spread christianity American Imperialism Captain Mahan: The Influence of Sea Power upon History Influential with Teddy Roosevelt Imperialism Racial superiority (except to europeans) Divinely commissioned Expansion in the Pacific Samoa Naval base Hawaii Sugar Japan Disease U.S bought Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million War of 1898 “Free Cuba” Yellow Journalism Pressure for War Protection USS Maine explodes (suspected spain was at fault, we go to war for it). Teller Amendment No territorial claims Religion and Empire Imperialists Evangelize the world Anti-imperialists Apposed imperialists Didn’t want to evangelize, mainly wanted to start problems
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