Imperialistic Leap July 1895 Secretary of State personally delivered a 12000 word document on the boundary dispute in Venezuela ○ The british drew a boundary line in the 1840's but no one liked it ○ With the 1880's discovery of gold, the boundary dispute gained more importance ○ Since the 1870's venezuela appealed to their allegiance with the us over the british ( violation of the monroe doctrine) ○ The global imperial race of the 1890s pushed the president towards action in venezuela ○ US warned europe that the carving of africa should not be repeated in south america ○ The british denied the relevance of the monroe doctrine to the controversy ○ Cleavland declared that the us would intervene is england did not arbitrate ○ The british cabinet eventually sought an "honorable settlement" with the us ○ After all the meetings and arguments that occurred btwn the us and britain, it was decided the original 1840 boundary would be followed ○ The us sought to maintain its power and imperial right was through its navy
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