Presentation on theme: "AMERICA IN THE AGE OF EMPIRE Ch 4.1. Monday, March 5, 2012 Daily goal: Understand how Anglo-Saxonism and a desire for new markets encouraged American."— Presentation transcript:
Monday, March 5, 2012 Daily goal: Understand how Anglo-Saxonism and a desire for new markets encouraged American Imperialism. Think About it… Why do countries expand and form empires? What is their motivation and what do they have to gain?
Why do countries start empires? New markets for Business Belief in Racial Superiority
Desire for New Markets New places to sell products and get raw materials. The military was used to protect American investments overseas.
Imperialism The economic and political domination of a stronger nation over weaker ones.
A Feeling of Superiority Americans strongly believed in Anglo-Saxonism which argued that English-speaking people had superior characteristics, ideas, and systems of gov’t, and were destined to dominate the world.
Hawaii US business - sugar plantations Amer. Business owned most land tax free Massive immigration by Whites + Asians US could import Hawaiian sugar tax free
Pearl Harbor Middle location between US and Asia great natural location for naval station
Annexing Hawai’i Sugar=$$$ Hawaii=Sugar Plantations US wanted Hawaii The planters gained power in Hawai’i and overthrew Queen Luliuokalani with the support of the US Marines in 1893. Hawai’i was formally annexed in 1898.
Relations with Latin America America purchased many raw materials from Latin America, but Latin American country’s bought most of their goods from Europe. America wanted to sell more goods in Latin America. America proposed the idea of Pan-Americanism.
Building a Modern Navy Who was Alfred T. Mahan? What did his book argue the United States should do? Who was Senator Henry Cabot Lodge? What did he support?