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1 U.S. enters the imperialism game...they did enter a little late

2 U.S. Imperialism

3 - 1890s the US has emerged from the civil war - late to industrial revolution but exploding with factories, industrial growth, cheap labor (massive immigration to the US in the late 1880s) - like other European powers, looking for markets to sell their goods to - like other European powers, looking for prestige and to secure place in the global trade

4 U.S. Imperialism We enter into the Spanish American War of 1898

5 U.S. Imperialism Spain owns Cuba and the Philippines No European country owns Hawaii (except for those pesky Hawaiians) and American pineapple producers (like Mr. Dole- Dole as in bananas....) have lots of money invested there. We take over Hawaii. (it makes a nice refueling point across the Pacific)

6 U.S. Imperialism - Cuba is a Spanish colony - the locals, under poet Jose Martz, cry for independence and freedom - that sounds good to the US - after all we fought a revolution for the same thing - also, 90% of the sugar output from Cuba comes from Americans who own plantations there - the US calls for Cubas freedom

7 U.S. Imperialism Remember the Maine! - USS Maine- an American ship in harbor of Cuba - mysteriously sinks (later it is determined it was a coal explosion in the ships hold) - US blames Spanish terrorists in Cuba and uses as excuse to declare war on Spanish colonies (Cuba, Philippines)

8 U.S. Imperialism - We declare war on Spain but the first battle occurs in Spanish colony of the Philippines (we happened to be in the neighborhood at the time) - We take the main city of Manilla within hours, no injuries. Weve freed the Filipinos -except not: it is a good refueling place for trade with the east (China, Japan) - We end up fighting the Filipinos ourselves and occupying the islands until They arent completely independent until 1946 (after they served their use for us in WWII)

9 U.S. Imperialism Philippine Insurrection

10 U.S. Imperialism By 1900 the splendid little war of the Spanish- American War of 1898 is over. Americans own: * Cuba (it is a protectorate) * Philippines (it is a colony) * Hawaii (it is a protectorate) * Panama Canal land (makes a handy shortcut from the US east coast to the Pacific - no need to go around South America anymore) * Samoa (colony)

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