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Unformatted text preview: June 29, 2009 Dr. Hild Chapter 23 Notes Imperialism Posse of territorial expansion (1890s) Before 1890 inside North American continent Now territories overseas Alfred Thayer Mahan o US industrial greatness, growing Navy international commerce o Military navy to protect merchant ships establish naval bases around the world sphere of influence o Blueprint for imperialism Josiah Strong (author, minister) o Christian missionary angle Anglo-Saxon influence to convert 1890s Hawaii 1893 sugar planters owned land in Hawaii McKinley tariff almost ruined economy of planters overthrew queen of Hawaii, wanted to be annexed Cleveland refused to annex Hawaii until 1898 bc Japan sent war ships Spanish American War fought over Cuba Bought from Spain $20 million Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam Attempted revolution in Cuba 1895 liberation of Cuba brought us into war Teller Amendment would not annex Cuba after Spanish American war (independence) Protectorate of US could not sign treaty with any other country without the approval of the US resentment against US Philippines Emilio Aquinaldo leader of resistance movement in Philippines Spain overthrown, US took control, Aquinaldo turned on US 3 year Philippine insurrection 1898-1901 never declared war in Philippines 200,000 philippinos dead. 5,000 US dead Philippine involvement and Spanish American war was McKinleys legacy 1 st US territory beyond North American continent Vice Presidents were not prominence in era Roosevelt became president at age 42 (youngest) Imperialism and expansionist president Panama Canal completed Roosevelts mission...
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