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4.14.11 The Rise of the American Empire

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The Rise of the American Empire A. Causes of the U.S. Expansionism a. nationalism b. Religious Motivation c. Wider markets for U.S. goods d. Search for Raw Materials e. Outlets for U.S. Investments f. Status and Prestige g. Divert attention from domestic problems B. The expansionist tradition C. The Monroe Doctrine D. Purchase of Alaska (600,000 sq. miles- 7.2 million) E. The Rise of Imperialist sentiments-1880s a. Closing of the frontier b. Ties to the Atlantic Caribbean and Pacific c. Expanded trade with Europe, Latin America, and the far east d. Need for a larger Navy e. Need for “Coaling Stations ”
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Unformatted text preview: f. Search for an Inter0Oceanic canal in central America g. Defensive positions on the “Approaches” F. Leading spokesmen for expansionism a. Theodore Roosevelt (T.R.) b. Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge (R-Mass) c. Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan i. The Influence of Sea Power on History , etc. G. Cuba a. The 10-Year War, 1868 – 78 b. Rise of U.S. investment- Sugar, Nickel, etc c. The War for Cuban independence- 1895 d. Jose Marti e. Gen. Valeriano “Butcher” Weyler i. “Reconcentrados” f. “Yellow Journalism”...
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