History Notes-wk 11

History Notes-wk 11 - History Notes (Week 11) US...

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History Notes (Week 11) US Imperialism – Spanish American War 1898 o Yellow Journalism- no matter how mean write the article o Pulitzer was a writer o “Self Determination” we chose our own future not the king o ACTUALLY for imperialism not self determination. o Cuba and Puerto Rico (US Navy waits to take them) o Teddy Roosevelt o Phillipines- Commodore Dewey o Emilio Aquinaldo Phillipino Insurrection- 1898-1903 Seward bought Alaska from the Russians to get to the China Market Free Market to sell Opium in China “Opium Wars” US Commander Perry wants to trade with Japanese but they do not need to trade outside the country. 1864- Meiji Restoration – buy off the ruling class and institute a new one. o Industrial Nation State – needs markets and raw materials. Japan turns to China for the raw materials. In result, Japan takes a chunk of China (Taiwan) in the Sino Japanese. Russia gets the idea to take advantage of China while they are down. (after jap. War)
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