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1 L ATIN A MERICA - Imperialism By. Hannah Choi, Eric Kim, Se June Han

2 C ONSEQUENCES - P ROBLEM #1 Peonage – a system of the debt passing on to the next generation and the next. The workers were in debt due to the low pays and high prices. The debt passed on to the succeeding generations. (Peonage)

3 C ONSEQUENCES - P ROBLEM #2 In contrast, the landowners got richer and richer while the workers got poorer and poorer. After the Latin America gained independence, the land was up for sale and the landowners were the only ones who could buy the lands. Unequal distribution of lands.

4 C ONSEQUENCES - P ROBLEM #3 Political instability. The army leaders became dictators of the new lands, because of the fame they got after the fight for the independence. (Vincente Gomez) Some people wanted to commit themselves to helping the nation, but got chased away by dictators. (Domingo Sarmiento) No one could go against the dictators since they were favored by the people from high classes due to their ideas of not letting lower classes have power.

5 C ONSEQUENCES - P ROBLEM #4 Latin America’s main trading partners became Britain and United States. Latin America depended a lot on exports, and their exports increased due to an advance in technology but less industrialization promoted. The money earned was used to develop more facilities for the exports, and that led Latin America to borrow more money Debts accumulated and other countries took over facilities and industries.

6 C ONSEQUENCES Most of Latin America declared independence. However, there were still the danger of having other European countries invade them. They issued the Monroe Doctrine in 1923, which states that the United States is not to be seen as somewhere the European countries can come and settle on it in the future. The British agreed The United States did not really enforce the doctrine well.

7 C ONSEQUENCES In 1968, Cuba has declared independence from Spain and engaged in a 10 year war, but they gave up in 1878 Some people, like Jose Marti, kept on fighting, still wanting independence. The United States developed business in Cuba and their economy was getting worse. In 1998, the United States join the war against Spain In 1901, the Cubans became independent. Soon, the United States dominated most of Latin America

8 P ERSPECTIVES United StatesLatin America Thought of Latin America as a good trading partner Thought of United States as their Savior in the beginning Latin America will be a threat if they are taken over by Europeans United States became a dictator Used Paternalism to imperialize the Latin American countries Roosevelt Corollary gave U.S. the power to control Latin America

9 B IBLIOGRAPHY Beck, Roger B., Linda Black, and Larry S. Krieger. Modern World History California Edition: Patterns of Interaction. United States of America: Mcdougal Littell, 2003. " ABC-CLIO Social Studies Databases: Login." ABC-CLIO Social Studies Databases: Login. 15 Jan. 2009.

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