In 1901 Roosevelt declared If a man continually blustersa big stick will not

In 1901 roosevelt declared if a man continually

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In 1901, Roosevelt declared, “If a man continually blusters…a big stick will not save him from trouble; and neither will speaking softly avail, if back of the softness there does not lie strength, power…If the boaster is not prepared to back up his words, his position becomes absolutely contemptible.” US brandished its “big stick”, when in 1905 it began managing tariff collections in the Dominican Republic Roosevelt’s policies seemed to put the Caribbean in US control“Shadow of big stick fell on Cuba 1906- US Marines stayed 3 years when revolutionary disorders threatenedUS control of Philippines in 1898“Open Door” policy of 1899Created by John Hay; asked imperialist nations (Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and Russia) to share trading rights with US
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Italy accepted unconditionally, while the others reluctantly accepted; Russia declined by Hay took it as acceptance and declared the policy in effectPolicy reflected beliefs of US economy: that growth depends on exports; US has right to keep open markets; closing of area threatens US survivalDawes Severalty Act of 1887Proposed by Henry L. Dawes; said Indians lacked private property, absence of Christianity, and had nomadic traditions- an unstable lifeThe “misbegotten offspring of the movement to reform Indian policyAct dissolved many tribes as legal entities, removed tribal ownership of the land, and set up individual Indian family heads with 160 free acres; Indians could be granted full title to their holdings and full citizenship in 25 yearsReserved land not given to the Indians was to be sold to the RR’s and white settlers, with proceeds directed to educate and “civilize” the IndiansAct assaulted tribal organization- it ignored traditional Indian culture; forced-assimilation
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