11.04- Social Darwinism- Racism and Imperialism

11.04- Social Darwinism- Racism and Imperialism - 11/04/08...

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11/04/08 Social Darwinism- Racism and Imperialism I. An American Empire Abroad -2 nd American Expansion -1898- 3 Month War with Spain -took Philippines and Annexed Hawaii -1900-helped suppress the Boxer Rebellion -1902- suppressed Filipino Revolution -shaped by ideas as much as material interests -Christianity -export Christian ideals to the outside world -p915- “It is a glorious history our God has bestowed…” -p917- “Think of the thousands of Americans…” -p918- “When a government of Law…” -other cultures assumed either inferior or tyrannical -“The God of our fathers is our God…” -Darwinian Imperative -“Now is the critical time when the US should strain every nerve…to keep in front of the struggle for supremacy in the Pacific Seas…the rule of the survival of the fittest applies to nations as well to the animal kingdom… cruel relentless competition…” A. Racism and Anglo-Saxon Superiority -Racism and Social Darwinism are joined to defend American imperialism -superiority of the Nordic race
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course HIST 2312 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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