Imperialism Spanish AM War.pptx - SEPTEMBER 14 15 2017...

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SEPTEMBER 14 & 15, 2017 Objective: Provided our notes SWBAT analyze and explain the economic and cultural factors that fueled the growth of American imperialism. Agenda: 1. Do Now-imperialism 2. Finish gallery walk 3. Notes 4. Activity
DO NOW: Apply the concept of imperialism to the following scenarios on your handout.
IMPERIALISM A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. Many countries became involved in Imperialism to become a powerful country.
IMPERIALISM Cuba tried to break free from being owned & controlled by Spain for over 20 years. Each time the Cubans tried to fight Spain they were defeated and Spain kept control of Cuba. American businesses in Cuba grew & as more Americans worked in Cuba, they got caught up in the fight between Cubans and Spanish as Cuba continued to fight to become free of Spanish rule.
IMPERIALISM A major factor in the shift in American foreign policy toward imperialism in the late 19 th century was the need for overseas markets for increased industrial and agricultural production. By the 1890’s, the United States was bursting with a new sense of power generated by an increase in population, wealth, & industrial production.
MAJOR PRESIDENTS DURING IMPERIALISM William McKinley 1897-1901 Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 William H. Taft 1909-1913
AMERICA EXPANDS-ALASKA “Seward’s Folly”- the purchase of Alaska 1867, US bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million (2 cents an acre) People thought Alaska was frozen wasteland and a huge mistake William Seward Thomas Nast cartoon of Seward
AMERICA EXPANDS-HAWAII Annex-to acquire/take over 1898-United States/ President McKinley annexed Hawaii Overthrow of Queen Lil, and Native Hawaiians Wanted access to China and East Sanford B. Dole Last Queen of Hawaii, Lil
THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 Cuba was fighting Spain for Independence Jose Marti `-Cuban leader Spain put 300,000 civilians in concentration camps American newspapers began writing exaggerated claims of Spanish brutality towards Cubans that became known as Yellow Journalism -exaggerated news to lure new readers “Yellow Kid” Cartoon Newspaper drawing about Spanish officials strip searching U.S. woman Jose Marti

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