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Title: Imperialism


1
Imperialism 1860s 1920s
  • Most of the USAs imperialistic moves occurred in
    the 1900s under President Roosevelt and Taft.
  • 1. 1867 Acquisition of Alaska
  • 2. 1898 Acquisition of Hawaii
  • 3. 1899 Open Door Policy

2
American Imperialism
  • 1867 Sec. of state Seward purchases Alaska
    Sewards Folly
  • Purchase of Alaska, 1867
  • If Alaska appeared to be nothing more than a
    frozen wasteland, why did the USA purchase the
    area?
  • 1867 Annex Midway Island
  • US Territorial Acquisitions

SEWARDS FOLLY
3
Annexation of Hawaii
  • Annexation of Hawaii, 1898
  • Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom - Wikipedia,
    the free encyclopedia
  • Queen Kilonai was overthrown in 1893.
  • Dole takes over as interim gov.
  • Cleveland opposes all action.
  • William McKinley takes over Hawaii in 1898

4
Open door Policy
  • U.S. along with other major powers carve up parts
    of China so they can tap into its vast consumer
    base.
  • Open Door Policy - Wikipedia, the free
    encyclopedia
  • BOXER REBELLION!!!!

5
Standards and EQ
  • SSUSH14 The student will explain Americas
    evolving relationship with the world at the turn
    of the twentieth century
  • EQ - How was Americas growing involvement in
    world affairs between 1890-1916 an extension of
    the ideas of Manifest Destiny and the Monroe
    Doctrine

6
Imperialism under Roosevelt
  • Walk softly but carry a big stick

7
America the World Power
  • Upon the completion of the Spanish-American war
    and American imperialism, America becomes world
    power.

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9
Alfred T. Mahan
  • Naval officer and theorists who promulgated they
    theory of naval superiority in regards to
    imperialism.

10
Roosevelt takes over in America
  • Fresh off his popularity of being a Rough Rider,
    Roosevelt is elected Governor of NY.
  • Mckinkley chooses Roosevelt to be his running
    mate in 1900.
  • After the Mckinley assassination in 1900,
    Roosevelt is President.

11
More imperialistic moves
  • Due to new land in the Pacific, U.S. needs faster
    route from east to west.
  • Land in Panama has already been set aside to
    build a canal.
  • U.S. offers to buy land for 40 million
  • Columbia (protector of Panama) refuses

12
The secretly DIRTY Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt secretly helps arrange Panamanian
    revolt.
  • November 1903 revolt happens.
  • U.S. immediately sails its ships to Panama giving
    support to rebels.
  • Given a 10 mile wide strip of land for canal and
    promise to protect Panama.
  • Panama Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

13
Walk Softly but Carry a Big Stick
  • Definition from Book
  • Known as Big Stick Diplomacy
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_stick_diplomacy

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PANAMA CANAL COMPLETED IN 1914
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17
Roosevelt Corollary
  • States the U.S. would have to intervene when its
    neighbors were engaging in chronic wrongdoing
  • Intervenes in Dominican Republic
  • Corollary is meant to keep other countries out of
    our hemisphere

18
Roosevelts international influence
  • Roosevelt is also asked to help Americas
    neighbors to the west.
  • Russo-Japanese War and the Treaty of Portsmouth

19
Election of 1908
  • Roosevelt decides not to run for a 3rd term.
  • Strongly endorses Taft as his successor.
  • http//www.270towin.com

20
Taft and Dollar Diplomacy
  • New President Taft says Dollars will replace
    Bullets in foreign countries
  • Increase our interests in foreign economies
  • Dollar Diplomacy - Wikipedia, the free
    encyclopedia

21
Debate on Imperialism
  • Pro
  • Keeps America competitive in world market
  • Gain new markets
  • Con
  • Against liberty 4 all
  • Too expensive
  • Army spread too wide

22
Who is Woodrow Wilson
  • Woodrow Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

23
Questions
  • 1. What significance did the Roosevelt Corollary
    hold?
  • 2. Is Walk softly but carry a big stick a good
    plan?
  • 3. How influential is the Panama Canal to US
    security?
  • 4. How is Alfred T. Mahan related to
    imperialism?
  • 5. Why were some Americans opposed to
    imperialism?
  • 6. Why was Wilson able to easily win the
    Presidency in 1912?
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