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Unformatted text preview: A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 763 772 Introduction Defining Americas World Role The Roosevelt Corollary in Latin America and the Balance of Power in Asia Russo-Japanese War Nobel Peace Prize San Francisco Segregation Dollar Diplomacy in China and Nicaragua- On Apr. 2, 1917 Wilson went to Capitol to ask for declaration of war against Germany- He said the world must be made safe for democracy- Wilsons term had a lot of international agendas, with Asia, Latin America, and later Europe- The US involvement in other lands like Philippines and Cuba showed that the US wanted to extend their trade and control- TR not only arranged the Panama Canal, but tried to assert a world role for the US along with preserving the balance of power in Asia- After in 1904 some euro nations tired to invade Dominican Rep., TR said that the only country that has the right to do that is US, so if provoked to, the US can have international policing powers- This became known as the Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine, put a clause for special circumstances during which the US can intervene- On the other side, Russians invaded the province of Manchuria in China, alarming the Japanese, who in Feb. 1904 launched a surprise attack, destroying the Russian naval force @ Port Arthur, Manchuria and the Russo-Jap war that followed was dominated by Japan- TR was happy to see Russians defeated, but Japan now had power and disrupted its balance- TR got the prize in 1906 for ending the Russo-Jap war- Jap-US relations suffered when in S.F. the school board ordered all Asian kids to got to segregated school because of growing coastal hostility- In 1913 CA prohibited Jap.s to own land- Taft focused on increasing commercial interests abroad- He persuaded a group of bankers to invest in China, but after a proposed US-financed RR in Manchuria, he got nowhere- In 1911 Adolfo Diaz came to power in Nicaragua, an officer of US owned Nicaraguan mining property...
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