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Title: The Pros and Cons of Imperialism At the Turn of the 19th Century Author: Carolyn Levi Last modified by: RIVAS, DAWN Created Date: 9/11/2007 1:51:32 AM – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The Pros and Cons of Imperialism At the Turn of the 20th Century


1
The Pros and Cons of Imperialism At the Turn of
the 20th Century
  • US History

2
Three Factors Fueled American Imperialism
  • 1.)
  • 2.)
  • 3.)

3
Arguments FOR Imperialism
  • The US needed to continue its frontier experience
    overseas
  • Continental frontier was not longer adequate for
    the population.
  • US needed elbow room

4
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5
Arguments FOR Imperialism (continued)
  • US belief in cultural superiority
  • -
  • -
  • -

6
Arguments FOR Imperialism (continued)
  • Imperialism was the product of strains in the
    society due to industrialization
  • Increase in productivityneed for new markets to
    expand into
  • US needs more natural resources

7
Arguments FOR Imperialism (continued)
  • Social Darwinism is a prominent belief
  • -

8
Anti-Imperialism Arguments
  • Goes against beliefs of Christianity to force
    people to follow suit

9
Anti-Imperialism (continued)
  • Stay out of European affairs
  • Use the two oceans to protect us
  • Stay isolated
  • Imperialism tyranny
  • US was a colony of Great Britain once

10
Anti-Imperialism (continued)
  • There is no need to expand overseas
  • US is a vast nation
  • Plenty of natural resources
  • Plenty of markets for goods

11
Discussion Questions
  • How was American Imperialism beneficial to the
    United States?
  • What were some consequences of American
    Imperialism?
  • Does modern American Imperialism exist today? If
    so what are the pros and cons?

12
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13
Hawaii
  • Crossroads of the Pacific
  • Queen Liliuokalani Hawaii for the Hawaiians!!!!
  • Hawaiian annexation ceremony was in 1898
  • US intervention long lasting resentment among
    native Hawaiians.

14
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15
Philippines
  • 1901- United States ends Filipino Revolt after
    3 years at a cost of 600 Million
  • -Emilio Aguinaldo -
  • Leader of Filipino
  • uprising

16
Puerto Rico
  • 1900 - Foraker Act.
  • PR became an unincorporated territory.
  • Citizens of PR, not of the US.
  • Import duties on PR goods
  • 1901-1903 ? the Insular Cases.
  • Constitutional rights were not automatically
    extended to territorial possessions.
  • Congress had the power to decide these rights.
  • Import duties laid down by the Foraker Act were
    legal!

17
Panama
TR in Panama (Construction begins in 1904)
Panama Canal
18
Cuba
  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the McKinley
    administration.
  • Imperialist and American nationalist.
  • Criticized President McKinley as having the
    backbone of a chocolate éclair!
  • Resigns his position to fight in Cuba.

19
Cuba
  • Remember the Maine and to Hell with Spain!

Funeral for Maine victims in Havana
20
American Imperialism Video
  • For an overview of American Imperialism please
    copy and paste this link into the browser
  • https//www.youtube.com/watch?vQfsfoFqsFk4
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