Lecture 12 - February 8 2010 Lecture 12 Spanish-American...

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February 8, 2010 Lecture 12: Spanish-American War and Imperialism Recap 1896 as a climax Brian v. McKinley: Brian wanted to go back to where hard work paid off and farmers could succeed. McKinley wanted high tariff and talked about fixing America’s problem, not just the farmers. McKinley’s Victory: gave the Republican Party power, control of white house for 30 years. They offered a nationalist solution I. What is imperialism a. One country’s hegemony b. Their control over something else, usually by force c. Have very little political connection with everyone else c.i. America just got out of a way so George Washington did not want to get involved with anything else II. Expansionism a. Wanted to expand, sea to sea, a bit of Canada, a bit of Mexico b. Foreign policy c. Social Darwinism. Survival of the fittest. USA is superior to every other nation III. U.S. Foreign Policy a. Hawaii a.i. U.S. got the exclusive use of pearl harbor a.ii. White population grew in Hawaii and became more powerful then the
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course HST 202 taught by Professor Friedman during the Spring '10 term at Michigan State University.

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