The Spanish-American War
The ROOTS OF WAR:
The Monroe Doctrine = Divides the world into Spheres of Influence.
Cuba= Colony of Spain.
Spain= Once powerful Empire.
U.S.= Up and coming world power.
A desire to become a world power and protect
More Spending Cash + Interesting and Useful new inventions
Increase in demand for goods, which leads to. . .
an increase in production, which leads to. . .
A VERY PROSPEROUS DECADE
Post War Trends
White Mans Burden to help those less fortunate than us.
Anglo-Saxon Mission to spread our civilization.
- Josiah Strong
Find new markets to increase our wealth. Open Door Policy
- John Hay
Survival of the Fittest countries
Divisions in Society
Following WW1 many rural communities saw a surge in fundamentalism
This was an example of the urban/rural clash of cultures
Fundamentalists launched a campaign throughout the country to ban the
teaching of Darwi
We could not leave them to themselves they were unfit for self-government, and
would soon have anarchy and misrule worse than Spains was . . . There was
nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos, and up
Open Door Policy
Imperialist nations had been carving out spheres of influence in China
throughout the late 1800s
America sent letters (Open Door Notes) to all those nations asking for equal
trading rights in China for all nations
American Imperialism in
Drawing closer to war
BACKGROUND: The war in Europe created opportunities for Expansionist Japan
in the Pacific. They began seizing colonies owned by allied nations.
Areas of conquer included: Manchuria, parts of China, French Indochina and
The War to End All Wars
Wilsons Fourteen Points
American President, Woodrow Wilson, anticipated the end of the war and
hoped to inspire a peace plan that would solve the long-term problems that
caused the war.
He drafted a proposal called The Fourteen Poi
The Great Depression
Most Americans had NO savings.
Many Americans were in debt.
OVERSPECULATION OF STOCKS
Demand for stocks goes UP!
Prices of stocks go UP!
Stocks are overpriced!
Margin Buying - Borrowing money to invest in the market.
Thank you, Mr. Ho
Civilian Conservation Corps
3 million men between the ages of 18-25.
WORK DONE: Plant trees, build roads, build parks, build bridges, flood
Overwhelming SUCCESS: Improving the lives of workers and fixing the