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History 1302 Lecture February 8

History 1302 Lecture February 8 - though they were doing...

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History 1302 Lecture February 8, 2010 What motivated America’s new imperialism? What role did religion play in legitimizing American expansion? How did president Theordore Roosevelt advance America’s age of empire? How did America profit from the war of 1898? How are white supremacy and American imperialism inextricably linked at the turn of the 20 th century? The U.S. sees the Caribbean region as an area that is under political instability and thought they could easily take advantage of them Cuba was one of America’s largest trading partner. The U.S, believed that they were helping nations that they were colonizing, almost as
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Unformatted text preview: though they were doing God’s work by bringing technology and other things to these countries, but in the end we know that it was really just to take advantage of these countries They didn’t want South America and Central America to end up like Africa There were major resources in South and Central America such as sugar, oil, rubber, coffee, tobacco, water, and coastline access. They thought that it would be easy to take over south American countries because they were not democracies...
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