The Boxers killed hundreds of missionaries, foreigners, and Chinese converts to Christianity. This started what was known as the Boxer Rebellion. In August, 1900, an international force of troops from Britain, the U.S., France, Germany, and Japan marched into the AMERICA as a WORLD POWER In 1901, President William McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist (someone that doesn’t believe in the need for government). Vice- President Theodore Roosevelt assumed the role of the presidency.
Achievements/Actions of President : Theodore Roosevelt: -He won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to successfully negotiate an end to war between Russia/Japan -Building of the Panama Canal U.S. supported an uprising for Panamanian independence against Colombia, who controlled Panama Once free, Panama allowed for the building of the canal Slow, treacherous work in regard to the land and diseases such as yellow fever an malaria caused sickness and death Completed and opened for use in August, 1914 Main purpose was to allow faster travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans The U.S. also continued their interest and involvement in Latin America (Caribbean, Central America, and South America). - Roosevelt Corollary - addition to the Monroe Doctrine that basically said the U.S. would serve as a police force to safeguard and maintain order in Latin America Roosevelt said the U.S. would “speak softly and carry a big stick” meaning we would try to stay out of Latin American affairs, but will intervene, even militarily, to protect American interests in the Western hemisphere. We did intervene on several occasions as a result of this. - Dollar Diplomacy - policy instituted under President William Howard Taft that said the U.S. government would guarantee loans made to foreign countries by American business people Main area of interest here, again, was Latin America as this was geared to keep European money and power out of the Caribbean region (it did cause tension as L.A. countries felt the U.S. was becoming too controlling)
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