Open Door Policy and American Imperialism

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Open Door Policy and American Imperialism 09/09/2009 07:46:00 The Open Door and American Imperialism 1.  What was the American “Open Door” policy of 1899-1901? 2.  Did the U.S. build an overseas empire in the late 19c? 3. What was the effect of the “Open Door” on the ground especially in China? Opium Wars - series of wars fought by British in China to force Chinese to import opium. - Opium obtained by colonies - Hong Kong----- British port (1842)--- how the British can bring more goods  into China (treaty port) - Scramble for access to China - No major US military presence in the region Caleb Cushing:  guaranteed fair treatment to traders   Treaty of Wang-hia(1844)--- allows American trade to China as well as  missionaries Jon Hay-  believed that the US could not be left out of the economic and  technological developments in the world
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