02_19[1] - Notes Open Door Policy The open door policy was...

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Notes Open Door Policy The open door policy was a way to avoid outright imperialism (the taking over of China) U.S. was becoming more and more tempted to become an empire Reasons for Overseas Expansion Economic problems caused us to look abroad (overproduction and too much supply back home and not enough demand) Spanish-American War of 1898 – U.S. expansion into Cuba and the Philippines Spanish-American War of 1898 This was a long running dispute over whether Spain had the right to colonize Cubans were under the control of the Spanish (Spain considered Cuba a colony) Spanish General Weyley arrives in Cuba and rounds up civilians into “concentration camps” and declares them as enemy combatants. These people were generally guerrillas who were fighting for their independence. U.S. Maine (battleship) went to colonial headquarters in Cuba but exploded and killed many Americans This was immediately blamed on a Spanish mine (really was a faulty boiler though)
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course HIST 1310 taught by Professor Marshall during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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02_19[1] - Notes Open Door Policy The open door policy was...

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