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Title: America as a World Power


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America as a World Power
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Imperialism and Expansion
  • Imperialism building an empire by founding
    colonies and conquering nations.
  • 1870-1914 European countries take control of
    Africa and most of Asia.
  • Reasons for Imperialism
  • 1. desire for resources
  • 2. needed new trade markets
  • 3. expansion of military power
  • 4. source of national pride (Nationalism)

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Africa
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United States
  • Isolationism avoiding involvement with foreign
    countries
  • U.S did not begin expanding until the late
    1800s.
  • 1867 U.S. buys Alaska from Russia for 7.2
    million
  • Sewards Folly William H. Seward Secretary
    of State
  • 1893 Hawaii sugar planters lead a revolt
    against Queen Liliuokalani U.S. annexes Hawaii
    in 1898.

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Spanish-American War
  • 1895 Cuba revolts against Spanish rule
  • 200,000 Cubans die in the revolt and in Spanish
    concentration camps.
  • Joseph Pulitzer/William Randolph Hearst
    newspaper publishers in New York
  • Yellow Journalism exaggerating and twisting the
    news
  • 1896 William McKinley elected President
    supported Cuban independence

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Cuba
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William Randolph Hearst
Joseph Pulitzer
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William McKinley
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Remember the Maine
  • January 25, 1898 U.S. battleship Maine arrives
    in Havana, Cuba to protect U.S. interests
  • February 15 Maine explodes 260 American
    sailors are killed Most Americans blame Spain
  • April 20 Teller Amendment tells Spain to
    leave Cuba U.S. has no interest in taking over
  • April 24 Spain declares war on U.S.
  • August 12 Spain surrenders

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Yellow Journalism
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War with Spain
  • America wins fairly easily, despite being poorly
    prepared when war begins.
  • Most Americans die of tropical diseases, not
    battle wounds
  • Theodore Roosevelt Rough Riders
  • U.S. 10th Cavalry all-black unit
  • U.S gains the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico
    from Spain.
  • Platt Amendment Cuba becomes independent, but
    U.S. has final say-so on all Cuban affairs.

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Teddy Roosevelt
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Panama Canal
  • Journey around South America could take up to six
    weeks.
  • U.S. leaders wanted to cut that time by digging a
    canal across Central America
  • Several attempts had already been made.
  • 1901 Teddy Roosevelt becomes President after
    McKinleys assassination.
  • 1903 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty U.S. gets a
    10-mile wide zone across Panama for 99 years -
    10 million plus 250,000 a year
  • Canal opens in 1914 cost 375 million to build
    6,000 men died building it - disease

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Panama
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Building the Canal
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Latin America
  • Monroe Doctrine 1823 Europeans had to stay
    out of the Americas
  • Many European nations had loaned money to Central
    and South America. These countries often
    refused to repay their debts.
  • Roosevelt Corollary The United States would
    force these countries to repay their debts kept
    Europeans out. Speak softly and carry a big
    stick
  • United States marines occupy many Central and
    South American nations multiple times to force
    debt repayment and protect American businesses
    and citizens

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Roosevelt Corollary
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Roosevelt as President
  • Progressives reformers who wanted to solve
    problems in the U.S. caused by rapid growth and
    change
  • Square Deal forced companies to negotiate with
    workers for better conditions (arbitration)
  • Trust-busting breaking up big companies
    helped the public avoid higher costs
  • Conservation greatly expanded the National Park
    system doubled the number of parks and national
    monuments
  • Muckrakers journalists who exposed corruption
    and waste in government and business
  • Progressive Problems
  • 1. Urban issues crime, poverty,
    disease/sanitation, overcrowding
  • 2. Political/financial reform and corruption
  • 3. Workplace reform child labor, worker
    safety, better pay and conditions
  • 4. Women and Minority Rights

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Theodore Roosevelt
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Dollar Diplomacy
  • William Howard Taft elected President in 1909
  • Believed in letting American businesses influence
    Latin America first.
  • America invested or loaned millions to Latin
    American countries
  • Military was last resort if they did not repay.

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William Howard Taft
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American Intervention
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Mexican Revolution
  • Porfirio Diaz Mexican dictator, worked closely
    with American business and government
  • 1910 Revolution begins Francisco Madero
  • Breaks down into a multi-sided civil war
  • Victoriano Huerta takes power in 1913
  • 1914 US marines capture port of Veracruz to
    keep European arms from being delivered
  • Pancho Villa March 1916 raids across the
    border into New Mexico, killing 17 US Citizens
  • John J. Pershing leads US soldiers into Mexico
    after Villa, never catching him
  • 1920 Mexican civil war ends

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Porfirio Diaz
Victoriano Heurta
Pancho Villa
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John J. Pershing
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