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AMERICA AS A WORLD POWER HOW DOES A NATION BALANCE ITS OWN NEEDS WITH THE NEEDS OF THE WORLD? CAUSE AND EFFECT: AMERICA AS A WORLD POWER BY: MR. TINEO.

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1 AMERICA AS A WORLD POWER HOW DOES A NATION BALANCE ITS OWN NEEDS WITH THE NEEDS OF THE WORLD? CAUSE AND EFFECT: AMERICA AS A WORLD POWER BY: MR. TINEO

2 At first the United States followed a policy of isolationism and avoided getting involved with the affairs of other countries. It all started at Washingtons Farewell address where he said that the U.S. will not become involved in European affairs

3 MORE REASONS: IN THE MID-1800S, THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION KEPT THEIR FOCUS ON CHALLENGES AT HOME. IN ADDITION,MANY AMERICANS FELT THAT THE U.S. DID NOT HAVE THE MILITARY POWER TO POLICE TERRITORIES AROUND THE WORLD IF THEY BECAME AN IMPERIALIST COUNTRY.

4 WHY did the United States end its policy of Isolationism and become an imperialist country? U.S. wanted sources of raw materials-such as copper, rubber, and tin-to fuel industrial growth. Some americans believed that the U.S. needed to expand to keep its economy strong. U.S. built a strong navy to protect its economic interests. The U.S. gains overseas territories 2. Hawaii became a United States territory in The United States sought trade with Japan and China.

5 In 1867 when Secretary of State William H. Seward purchased Alaska. This new territory was a valuable source of fur, minerals, timber, and gold. The United States then took the Midway Islands, part of Samoa, and Hawaii.

6 The United States sought trade with Japan and China. Hawaii became a United States territory in 1898 U.S. acquired control over Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Cuba through the Spanish- American war U.S. controls the Panama canal

7 CAUSE AND EFFECT In the last half of the 1800s, the United States joined the race for control of overseas territories. The United States expanded into new parts of the world as a result of the Spanish-American War. As a result, the U.S. became more involved in international affairs.

8 MONROE DOCTRINE The U.S. will defend its interests in the Western Hemisphere and keep European powers out

9 ROOSEVELT COROLLARY The U.S. will police wrongdoing by nations in the Western Hemisphere

10 Tafts Dollar Diplomacy The U.S. will use economic means to aid its interests in Latin America. It was directed to the increase of American trade-U.S. business interests. This would keep Europeans countries out of Latin American countries.

11 Wilson and Democracy The U.S. will promote and protect democracy in the Western Hemisphere The Anti-Imperialist League was created that opposed the treaty and the creation of an American colonial empire. They argued that the treaty threatened democracy because it denied self-government to the people living in the newly acquired territories.

12 United States became a global power in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Through a combination of economic strength, military might, and aggressive foreign policy, America made its presence known in many parts of the world. One such place was Panama, where the United States built the Panama Canal. The United States has remained a powerful force on the international stage to this day.


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