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HISTORY:*IMPERALISM*

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Roosevelt Corollary Statement by Theodore Roosevelt that US had a right to intervene in Latin America. Use military ('Big stick Policy') to prevent European countries from expanding to Western Hemisphere.
Spanish American War War between US and Spain (1898) caused by sinking of USS Maine, yellow journalism about Spain's treatment of Cubans, support for Cuban independence.
Monroe Doctrine President Monroe's foreign policy statement warning European nations not to interfere with Latin America-United States will not interfere as long as they no longer colonize.
Dollar Diplomacy Presidents Taft's policy of building strong economic ties to latin America . Replaces bullets (military) with dollars (business)
Open Door Policy Policy issued by secretary of State John Hay that allowed a nation's hemisphere in China (promotes expansion, gaining raw materials, overseas markets)
Rough Riders Military unit organized by Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood in the Spanish-American War
Manifest Destiny United States expansion west across American continent was inevitable and justifiable (fueled western settlement, removal of Native Americans, stretching from Atlantic to Pacific Ocean)
What is Imperialism? Why di we want territories around the world? Imperialism is the concept that one country takes over another. United States wanted to control economic and political affairs of weaker countries (easy access to raw materials, trade, money, military bases)
Anti-imperialism Is the concept that it is wrong to take over another country. (conflicts American freedom) William Bryan Jennings against imperialism - gives speech 'Cross of Gold at Democratic Convention
Three reasons industrialized nations engaged in expansionism. 1. To gain raw materials 2. To have military presence (Navy bases) 3. Trade opportunities (belief that it was 'good will' to take over uncivilized territories)
Why did both President Taft and Wilson use the concept of Dollar Diplomacy? They both believed that economic expansion to other territories would protect American businesses in Latin America.
What was Teddy Roosevelt's 'Big Stick Policy'? Where did he use it? Using military threat as a force to get what he wanted, especially in Latin America
Who did Panama win its independence from? What did we want the Panama Canal Zone? How did it change trade routes and travel time across the country? Panama won its independence from Columbia. United States wanted a shorter trade route to connect Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Canal saved time, money, and lives.
The Platt Amendment is based on the relationship with the United States and what geographic area? The Platt Amendment was an amendment to the 1902 Cuban Constitution that allowed the United States to intervene in Cuba.
Name areas the United States expanded into during the 2nd half of the 1800's. Philippines, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama
What is yellow journalism and why did the world and journal use it? Yellow journalism is exaggerated and biased reports. The papers used it to complete for readers and to mislead readers about events.
What effect di 'yellow journalism' have on American attitudes towards Spain? The papers created negative feelings towards Spain. The papers stated sinking of USS Maine was because of Spain. Spain was blamed but it was never proven.
Created by: samtheman259