Chapter-30 - A.P U.S History Notes Chapter 30"America on...

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A.P. U.S. History Notes Chapter 30: “America on the World State” ~ 1899 – 1909 ~ I. “Little Brown Brothers” in the Philippines 1. The Filipinos had assumed that they would receive freedom after the Spanish-American War , but when they didn’t they revolted against the U.S. i. The insurrection began on February 4, 1899, and was led by Emilio Aguinaldo , who took his troops into guerrilla warfare after open combat proved to be useless. ii. Stories of atrocities abounded, but finally, the rebellion was broken in 1901 when U.S. soldier invaded Aguinaldo’s headquarters and captured him. 2. President McKinley formed a Philippine Commission in 1899 to deal with the Filipinos, and in its second year, the organization was headed by amiable William H. Taft , who developed a strong attachment for the Filipinos, calling them his “little brown brothers.” 3. The Americans tried to assimilate the Filipinos, but the islanders resisted; they finally got their independence on July 4, 1946. II. John Hay Defends China (and U.S. Interests) 1. Following its defeat by Japan in 1894-94, China had been carved into spheres of influence by the European powers. 2. American were alarmed, as churches worried about their missionary strongholds while businesses feared that they would not be able to export their products to China. 3. Finally, Secretary of State John Hay dispatched his famous Open Door note , which urged the European nations to keep fair competition open to all nations willing and wanting to participate. i. All the powers already holding spots of China were squirmish, and only Italy, which had no sphere of influence of its own, accepted unconditionally. ii. Russia didn’t accept at all, but the others did, on certain conditions, and thus, China was “saved” from being carved up. III. Hinging the Open Door in China 1. In 1900, a super-patriotic group known as the “ Boxers ” revolted and took over the capital of China, Beijing, taking all foreigners hostage, including diplomats. 2. After a multi-national force broke the rebellion, the powers made China by $333 million for damages, of which the U.S. eventually received $18 million. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course USHIST 102 taught by Professor Smythe during the Spring '08 term at TCU.

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