Gateway to U.S. History Chapter 8: American Imperialism Guided Reading Read and highlight pages 151 – 154 and complete the following vocabulary and questions. Be sure to leave room to include significance where it applies. 1. Foreign Policy (in class) Goal of American foreign policy in the years following the Spanish-American War: develop advantageous commercial relations with East Asia and Latin America, strengthening America’s hold over its new colonies, and building a canal in Central America. 3. Pacific Colonies List America’s Pacific colonies in the early 1900s. 1. The Phillippines 2. Hawaii 3. Guam 4. Samoa Why were these colonies critical to trading with East Asia? because they were especially concerned that European powers claiming exclusive “spheres of influence” in China would cut off American trade. 4. China Spheres of Influence (def) European powers in China would cut off American trade. Impact on trade (in class) How did Secretary of State John Hay attempt to resolve the “spheres of influence” problem in China? What was the name of this policy?
he sent notes to the major European powers proposing equal trading rights for all foreign nations throughout China. Hay declared as “Open Door” policy.
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