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18 America Claims an Empire QUIT CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT WITH HISTORY TIME LINE VISUAL SUMMARY SECTION Imperialism and America 1 SECTION The Spanish-American War 2 SECTION Acquiring New Lands 3 SECTION America as a World Power 4 MAP GRAPH
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18 America Claims an Empire HOME CHAPTER OBJECTIVE To understand how individuals and events moved the United States into the role of a world power and to recognize the effects of economic policies on United States diplomacy
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18 W I T H H I S T O R Y I N T E R A C T Does the United States have a duty to fight for freedom in neighboring countries? Examine the Issues In the late 1890s, American newspapers are running sensational stories about Spain’s harsh rule of Cuba. Such articles anger Americans. Among those willing to fight for Cuba’s freedom are a group of volunteers, the Rough Riders. Led by future president Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders become a model for others to follow. • In what ways do dramatic headlines influence American opinion? • When should the U.S. intervene in the affairs of another country? HOME America Claims an Empire
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18 The United States The World 1893 Sugar planters, aided by U.S. marines, overthrow Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani. 1895 Guglielmo Marconi invents the radio. 1898 U.S.S. Maine explodes and sinks. The Spanish-American War begins. 1898 Marie Curie discovers radium. 1909 William Howard Taft is elected president. 1910 The Mexican Revolution begins. 1914 The Panama Canal opens. 1914 World War I begins in Europe. TIME LINE HOME 1900 In China, the Boxers rebel. 1901 Theodore Roosevelt becomes president after McKinley is assassinated. 1903 Panama declares its independence from Colombia. 1912 Woodrow Wilson is elected president. 1917 Puerto Ricans become U.S. citizens. The United States enters World War I. 1917 Mexico revises and adopts its constitution. America Claims an Empire
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1 Imperialism and America Economic and cultural factors convince United States policymakers to join the competition for new markets in territories overseas, including Hawaii. OVERVIEW ASSESSMENT KEY IDEA HOME
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1 Imperialism and America OVERVIEW Beginning in 1867 and continuing through the century, global competition caused the United States to expand. During this time period, the United States acquired Hawaii and Alaska, both of which became states in 1959. MAIN IDEA WHY IT MATTERS NOW HOME William Seward Alfred T. Mahan Queen Liliuokalani Sanford B. Dole imperialism Pearl Harbor ASSESSMENT
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1 Imperialism and America 1. Look at the graphic to help organize your thoughts. List events and concepts that illustrate the roots of imperialism. continued . . . Economic Cultural Roots of U.S. Imperialism Political HOME Political and military rivalry with other imperialist powers Construction of a modern naval fleet Foreign trade, unemployment, and economic depression Competition among industrial nations Combining Social Darwinism with belief in Anglo-Saxon superiority Impulse to spread Christianity ASSESSMENT
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