Chapter 19

Chapter 19 - I. An era of intervention A. Theodore...

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I. An era of intervention A. Theodore Roosevelt and Roosevelt Corollary 1. Panama a. U.S.-backed separation of Panama from Colombia b. U.S. acquisition of Panama Canal Zone c. Construction of Panama Canal 2. Dominican Republic 3. Cuba B. William Howard Taft and Dollar Diplomacy 1. Nicaragua 2. Honduras 3. Dominican Republic C. Woodrow Wilson and "moral imperialism" 1. Haiti 2. Dominican Republic 3. Mexico a. Mexican Revolution under leadership of Francisco Madero b. Assassination of Madero and outbreak of Civil War c. Wilson dispatch of troops, skirmishes with Pancho Villa II. America and the Great War war lasted from 1914-1918, US entered in 1917 Before that, policy of neutrality (per woodrow wilson).
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A. Outbreak of European war 1. Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 2. Allied Powers (Britain, France, Russia, Japan) versus Central Powers (Germany, Austria- Hungary, Ottoman Empire) 3. Protracted, bloody stalemate B. Implications of European war 1. Undermining of faith in human progress and reason 2. Indication of power of nationalism in modern world C. American response 1. Mixed sentiments a. Sympathy for Allied Powers i. British roots ii. Association of Britain with democracy, Germany with tyranny b. Opposition to Allied Powers, and/or U.S. involvement i. German, Irish, Russian (anti-czarist) roots ii. Antiwar feminists, pacifists, social reformers 2. The road to American involvement a. Initial declaration of neutrality b. British and German blockades c. American business ties to Britain
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d. Sinking of Lusitania was a civillian ship with US civs and weapons on it, which G knew. So, they sunk it. Bc was a civillian ship, goes against international laws, though US sholldn’t have had weapons on it. e. "Preparedness" policy f. German suspension of submarine warfare against neutrals g. Reelection of Wilson; "He Kept Us Out of War" (his campaign speech) (almost didn’t’ get reelected – was a very close race. Supported by American progressives. Supported Progressive reform – reforms to curb childlabor, 8hour workday, etc. many chose him bc he said he’d keep us out of war. Only a few months later, he broke that campaign promise (surprise, surprise) its’ advantageous, staying out of war, bc can trade with both sides. British on one side (with french), germans on other. US could trade with both, whereas G and B surely aren’t trading with
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Chapter 19 - I. An era of intervention A. Theodore...

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