on the short term it started bc of a bunch of silly

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Unformatted text preview: l obsession w/carving China up into spheres of influence. The US, however, wanted to keep them out as much as possible to protect US commerce and missionaries. - Hence the Open Door policy – equal trade opportunity. The other powers weren’t too thrilled; even after the Boxer Rebellion, which the US helped put down, a second Open Door policy note went for the most part unnoticed. For the US, though, the use of the policy was a big deal b/c it was to stay a major part of FP for years to come as an instrument for opening, and then dominating, markets. - Anyhow, the new power in Asia was Japan, esp. following the Russo-Japanese War. Concessions were made in the Taft-Katsura Agreement [Japanese hegemony over Korea in return for US Philippines] and the Root-Takahira Agreement [Japan Manchuria for US Open Door]. - Taft believed he could stop the Japanese by using dollar diplomacy, which required the use of private funds for investment in order to further diplomatic goals – so he built a RRD in China, but that didn’t help, esp. due to the bad treatment of Japanese citizens living in the US [segregation, discrimination, restrictions on immigration]. 179 The Japanese insisted on power over all China d. WWI, and the US couldn’t do anything… *Latin America Redux* - After the SACFW, the US continued to assert its hegemony throughout Latin America. For instance: Cuba [again] – Soon enough, the “pacification” part of the Teller Amendment was used to justify US control, and troops stayed until 1902. The US also imposed the Platt Amendment (1903 – 1934) on Cuba, which forced all treaties to go through the US first and granted the US the right to intervene to preserve independence and domestic order. Troops returned intermittently as a result of protests of the PA, which gave Cuba no independence at all. Puerto Rico – Taken under the Treaty of Paris [SACFW], PR was quickly disillusioned about their new rulers, as the US was condescending and obnoxious. Panama – Inspired by the Suez canal, US businessmen, politicians, diplomats, and navy guys all decided they wanted one too. Although the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty (1850) provi...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.

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