Japan would only trade with a few people In 1863 we bombarded their coastline

Japan would only trade with a few people in 1863 we

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Japan would only trade with a few people In 1863 we bombarded their coastline with ships and forced them to agree to trade with us o Everybody’s doing it Everyone goes out and expands their territory Hold the Berlin Conference and divide up what’s left of the world’s territory o America in 1895 We are not ready to go to war We have issues with our diplomatic services We didn’t’ have a consistent foreign policy We don’t keep a standing man army Only 28,000 men Expansionism in the 1890’s - Profits o A lot of support in Cuba o We have a lot of stuff we need to sell somewhere o We aren’t paying our working class enough - Patriotism o We need to rise as a dominant world power o Survival of the fittest Teddy Roosevelt o It’s about or standing of the global community o If we want to be a world power, we need a navy Alfred Mahan said this All countries with Navy’s are powerful
Mahanism – to have a navy - Piety o Churches would send out missionaries abroad o People are trying to make things easier for other people around the world Improve the standard of living of others - Politics o Yellow Journalism – Only giving the gruesome details o Spanish-American War - Cuba and the Maine o We had business men who had bought land in Cuba to grow sugar o Sent General Wheiler to Cuba to set things straight Things get more and more tense o U.S.S. Maine A massive ship located on the coast of Cuba February 15 th 1898 the U.S.S. Maine blew up o Teddy is the assistant to the Navy He sent a message to Dewey who was in Japan and told him to send ships to Manilo and put ships there - The Road to War o Spain refuses to see Cuba as an independent nation o We aren’t in a war for territory, we are doing this because the people of Cuba should be independent Lasts from April – August 1898 - “A Splendid Little War” o We became a word power now o The Philippines Theodore Roosevelt’s Energetic Diplomacy Conclusions October 21, 2014 Military History - Major battles such as Cateau – Theirry, Belleau Wood, Cantigny, St. Mihiel and near Meuse River and Argonne Forest - Life in the trenches o World War I was known for trenches o Mice and rats were a big problem - Medical Cared o Plastic surgery is a known medial field o Quadriplegic was a coined term Ending the War and the Aftermath - Ending the war legally o Had the treaty meeting in France
Held in the palace of Versailles o The United States is the only nation to not verify this treaty - Measures to ensure No future wars - Leaving Germany in dire straits o Made Germany recognize that the lost, and making them pay for the war Even though they weren’t the main antagonist In March 2010, Germany finally paid off their world war I debt o Europe is basically redrawn after land is taken from Germany - Soldiers coming home o We had promise bonuses to people to stay longer o Facing economic issues when the soldiers came back Not enough jobs for everyone o Housing shortage now High rent as a result o Economic recession as a result - The Flu o

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