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A Philippine revolutionary society founded by anti-Spanish Filipinos in Manila in 1892, whose primary aim was to gain independence from Spain through revolution. Led by Emilio Aguinaldo Emilio Aguinaldo o Leader of the Filipino independence movement against Spain (1895-1898). He proclaimed the independence of the Philippines in 1899, but his movement was crushed and he was captured by the United States Army in 1901. Benevolent Assimilation o This was the term for helping the Philippines move into the mainstream of modern society. McKinley and the U.S. were trying to assimilate the Philippines to better their lot in life. American dollars went to the Philippines to improve roads, sanitation, and public health. Although the U.S. might have looked intrusive, they were actually trying to improve the condition of the Philippines. o It says the only thing the US could do is take them and convert them to Christianity o - December to February --> US and Philippines relationship was tense until fights break out in 1899 --> fights break out right before the treaty of Filipino Annexation is ratified in the Senate o - US argues that Philippines are "savage children" White Man's Burden o idea that many European countries had a duty to spread their religion and culture to those less civilized The Strenuous Life o A phrase coined by Theodore Roosevelt to describe his ideal of a vigorous, athletic new approach to life at the turn of the century. -1899 Big Stick Diplomacy o Diplomatic policy developed by T.R where the "big stick" symbolizes his power and readiness to use military force if necessary. It is a way of intimidating countries without actually harming them and was the basis of U.S. imperialistic foreign policy. Panama Canal o (TR) 1915, The United States built the Panama Canal to have a quicker passage to the Pacific from the Atlantic and vice versa. It cost $400,000,000 to build. Columbians would not let Americans build the canal, but then with the assistance of the United States a Panamanian Revolution occurred. The new ruling people allowed the United States to build the canal. -strengthened the navy -made trade easier Roosevelt Corollary o Roosevelt's 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States has the right to protect its economic interests in South and Central America by using military force Platt Amendment (1901) o an amendment added to Cuba's constitution by the Cuba government, after pressure from the United States; it provided that Cuba would make no treaties that compromised its independence or
granted concessions to other countries without U.S. approval. The amendment was abrogated in 1934. o Restricted Cuba’s sovereignty and gave the US the right to intervene if Cuba got into trouble Great Famine o The result of four years of potato crop failure in the late 1840s in Ireland, a country that had grown dependent on potatoes as a dietary staple. o Major push for Irish immigration into the US Nativism o the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants. o

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