Imperialism (outline)

Imperialism (outline) - controlled over ½ of Mexican oil...

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Imperialism Imperialism, from Empire: An extensive territory ( esp. an aggregate of many separate states) under the sway of an emperor or supreme ruler. I. From Isolationism to International Activism a. Formal Imperialism b.Informal Imperialism i. Sphere of Influence II. Motives for Imperialism a. Economic i. Example of Latin America B/t 1870 and 1900, US investments in Latin America increased 600% (from $50 million to $300 million), and by 1914 total US investment in the region stood at $1.7 billion (47% of all US foreign investments). Key business interests were oil (American companies
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Unformatted text preview: controlled over ½ of Mexican oil production in 1910) and fruit (United Fruit Company). b.Strategic Interests i. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History —Alfred T. Mahan (1890) c. America’s Civilizing Mission d.Racist Ideologies i. Rudyard Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden” III. The Debate Over Imperialism IV. Expansion in the Pacific a. Alaska and Samoa b.Hawaii V. Spanish-American War a. Cuba b.Philippines VI. East Asia a. China and the Open Door b.Boxer Rebellion...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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