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TR: America as World Power Ch 18 sec 4: America as a World Power
Russo-Japanese War 1904, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia declared war on Japan; competing for control of Korea. Though they won key battles, the Japanese military were running out of supplies. They looked to the U.S. and President TR for help.
~Russo-Japanese War, 1904, Yalu River
Treaty of Portsmouth (1905) In 1905, Russian and Japanese delegates convened in Portsmouth, NH to make a peace agreement.
Nobel Peace Prize (1906)
Panama Canal: Hay-Pauncefote Treaty Hay-Pauncefote Treaty of 1901: Britain gave U.S. exclusive right to build and control a canal through Central America. Columbia ruled Panama, but Panama sought independence. U.S. warships were sent on November 3, 1903 to ensure the Panamanians could win their independence. U.S. signed treaty with Panama to pay $10 million, plus annual rent of $250,000, for rights to construct and use the canal.
French couldn’t finish it! French sold the route for $40 million to the U.S..
Roosevelt Corollary “Speak softly but carry a big stick.” Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. U.S. would use force if necessary in Latin America to ensure American interests were protected.