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Title: US Imperialism American Foreign Policy in the Gilded Age


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US Imperialism American Foreign Policy in the
Gilded Age
2
Defining Imperialism
  • Define IMPERIALISM
  • Identify the important characteristics of
    imperialism
  • Explain Why would a nation want to engage in
    imperialism?
  • What general effects does imperialism have on
    those involved?
  • What does this mean within an analysis of the
    development of US Foreign Policy?

3
Examples
  • Cite a specific example of imperialism in world
    history. In your example, explain the
    relationship, the specific effects on those
    involved, and why it is important.

4
Mercantilism
  • Adam Smith
  • Professor, Glasgow University
  • An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the
    Wealth of Nations (1763)
  • (Thats him)

5
  • Berlin-Congo Conference
  • The Scramble for Africa, 1895

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  • Imperialism, as defined by the dictionary of
    human geography, is the creation and maintenance
    of an unequal economic, cultural and territorial
    relationship, usually between states and often in
    the form of an empire, based on domination and
    subordination.
  • To what extent does the Berlin-Congo Conference
    (1884-1885) accurately reflect this concept of
    imperialism? Explain.

7
Early American Foreign Policy
  • 1796 G. Washingtons Farewell Address
  • The great rule of conduct for us in regard to
    foreign nations is in extending our commercial
    relations, to have with them as little political
    connection as possible. So far as we have already
    formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with
    perfect good faith. Here let us stop.
  • Europe has a set of primary interests which to
    us have none or a very remote relation. Hence
    she must be engaged in frequent controversies,
    the causes of which are essentially foreign to
    our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise
    in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties
    in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or
    the ordinary combinations and collisions of her
    friendships or enmities
  • It is our true policy to steer clear of
    permanent alliances with any portion of the
    foreign world

8
Monroe Doctrine, 1823
  • as a principle in which the rights and
    interests of the United States are involved, that
    the American continents, by the free and
    independent condition which they have assumed and
    maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as
    subjects for future colonization by any European
    powers. . .

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  • To establish on earth the moral dignity and
    salvation of man (1839)
  • Our manifest destiny to overspread the continent
    allotted by Providence for the free development
    of our yearly multiplying millions (1845)
  • -John L. OSullivan

11
The Course of US Expansionism
  • Japan
  • Gunboat diplomacy (1853)
  • Alaska
  • Sewards folly (1867)
  • Hawaii
  • Economic / political control (1893)
  • Spanish American War (1898)
  • Cuba
  • Guam
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico

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The White Man's Burden
  • Take up the White Man's burden-- Send forth the
    best ye breed-- Go bind your sons to exile To
    serve your captives' need To wait in heavy
    harness, On fluttered folk and wild-- Your
    new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and
    half-child
  • -Kipling, 1899

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Presidential Foreign Policy
  • Big Stick diplomacy
  • T. Roosevelt
  • Dollar diplomacy
  • W. H. Taft
  • Moral diplomacy
  • W. Wilson
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