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Unformatted text preview: . Open Sea Sealing – Yeah, they made a treaty about seals. Wow. 174 Samoa – In 1878 the US gained rights to a coaling station in the port of Pago Pago. So, when GB & Germany tried to get into the action, the US got mad and told them to stay out, which got the Germans pissed. Tension grew until a three-part protectorate was decided on in 1889 [w/o asking the Samoans though] dividing the country into American Samoa and Western Samoa [Germany]. GB got islands instead. Sino-American Problems – In addition to having problems w/Germany, the US soon had issues w/China due to their hatred of US missionaries and business leaders. Chinese dislike of America was compounded by riots against Chinese immigrants in the west and suspension of Chinese immigration starting in the 1880s. Increasing Influence in Latin America – We held Pan-American conferences, let people tour our factories and sign trade treaties, founded the Pan-American Union, and humiliated countries like Chile when our drunk sailors got into fights w/their citizens (1891). - Then there was the whole New Navy deal, as promoted by Capt. Alfred T. Mahan [The Influence of Sea Power upon History (1890)], which went along the lines of: let’s get a huge navy and lots of bases to protect our foreign trade. *Crises in the 1890s* 175 - In the 1890s, expansionism expanded [very funny, right] due to the economic depression and the belief that the home frontier had closed. The main examples are… Hawaii – By the 1880s, Hawaii was already largely part of the US system due to the fact that the American elite owned most of the country and subordinated the economy to the US through duty-free sugar exports. This control culminated in the 1887 constitution, which gave foreigners the right to vote and shifted authority to the legislature. When the McKinley Tariff of 1890 got rid of the duty-free sugar provision, the elite pressed for annexation – but Queen Lili’uokalani wanted to resist the power of the foreigners – so the elite formed the Annexation Club and took over by force in 1893. When Cleveland found out about what had occurred, he...
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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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