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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.

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1 AMERICA IN THE AGE OF EMPIRE Ch 4.1

2 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?

3 Why do countries start empires?  New markets for Business  Belief in Racial Superiority

4 Ten Thousand Miles from tip to tip

5 Desire for New Markets  New places to sell products and get raw materials.  The military was used to protect American investments overseas.

6 Imperialism  The economic and political domination of a stronger nation over weaker ones.

7 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.

8 Perry opens Japan

9 Perry Opens Japan  America sent Commodore Matthew C. Perry with a fleet of warships to force Japan to sign a trade treaty with the US.  Japan then begins to Westernize.

10  The Last Samurai The Last Samurai

11 Hawaii  US business - sugar plantations  Amer. Business owned most land tax free  Massive immigration by Whites + Asians  US could import Hawaiian sugar tax free

12 Pearl Harbor  Middle location between US and Asia  great natural location for naval station

13 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  Hawai’i was formally annexed in 1898.

14 Queen Liliuokalani and Princess Kaiulani

15 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.

16 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?


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