The Growth of U.S Imperialism

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Unformatted text preview: The Growth of U.S Imperialism 1880-1920 CONTENTS • Introduction • Part I: The Annexation of Hawaii • Part II: 1898 Spanish-American War • Part III: Theodore Roosevelt and the Big Stick/New Diplomacy • Part IV: Influence in Asia • Part V: William Howard Taft & Woodrow Wilson • Conclusion Introduction: • This activity will introduce us to the GROWTH of U.S. influence outside of our borders at the turn of the 20 th Century. • Remember, by the mid 1800s, the U.S. had spread its borders sea-to-shining sea. • The massive economic and industrial growth during the Gilded Age prompted business and govt. alike to look overseas for new territories for resources and new markets to sell U.S. goods. Introduction • As the old 300+ year Spanish Empire in Latin America and the Philippines crumbled, the U.S. stepped in to pick up the pieces and develop an overseas empire. • As we go through this activity, we will take a look at the Spanish-American War and the foreign policy philosophies of Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson. Introduction Quick Vocab Review • Monroe Doctrine • Spheres of Influence • Open-Door Policy • Self Determination • Sovereignty Introduction US Imperialism: Gold – Glory - God 1. Gold = a thirst for new economic markets 2. Glory = a desire for military strength – see Admiral Alfred T. Mahan’s 1890 book, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History , that called for a strong US Navy to protect our economic interests abroad 3. God = The belief in Anglo-Saxon superiority (the White Man’s Burden) and the spread of Christianity (the missionary movement) Part I: Annexation of Hawaii Part I: Annexation of Hawaii • 1820s – US missionaries in islands • By 1870s US sugar plantations thrived • 1890 – US planters called for annexation to avoid tariff • 1893 – Planters, Ambassador Stevens, & US Navy executed an overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani (right) Annexation of Hawaii • Ambassador Stevens sought official annexation of Hawaii thru then President Cleveland • Cleveland investigated and found the overthrow of the Queen’s govt. to be illegal and ordered her restored to power • 1898 - Finally, with threat of other foreign nations (Japan) lusting after the islands, Congress, flush with a victory over Spain officially annexed Hawaii as a US possession Part II: 1898 Spanish-American War Part II: Spanish-American War - 1898 • Cuba had been under Spanish control for approx. 300 years • The Cuban people had a history of uprisings for independence • 19 th Century – U.S. Companies had invested millions $ in sugar cane plantations • U.S. people and govt. partial towards Cuba Part II: Spanish-American War - 1898 • In late 1800s, falling sugar prices hurt Cuban economy – many were left unemployed • Cubans revolt against Spanish rule • Spain put down rebellion • Imprisoned and treated Cubans brutally • (refer to story about Jose Marti` - left) Part II: Spanish-American War - 1898 • U.S. Navy sent down to U....
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