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US Economic Imperialism. Latin America Colonial Legacy  Political Instability Caudillos still asserted their power Power remained with the wealthy Economy.

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1 US Economic Imperialism

2 Latin America Colonial Legacy  Political Instability Caudillos still asserted their power Power remained with the wealthy Economy Grows  Depended on exports  Railroads and refrigerators increased Latin American trade  Still imported manufactured goods…remained unindustrialized!!!!

3 Don’t Do It The Monroe Doctrine  No more colonizing or conquering Cuba declares Independence  1868 declared independence, fought Spain for ten years  Jose Marti Writer who fought in favor of independence

4 Baa BOOOM!!! Spanish American War  Lasted four months  Attacked the Philippines, Spanish collapsed  1901, Cuba became independent  US set up a military government and controlled Cuban affairs  Spain turned over Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States

5 Panama Canal Panama was a province of Columbia  US offered 10 million plus yearly fee to build a canal, Columbians wanted more  US urged Panamanians to revolt, of course with US Naval help  10 mile wide zone was given to the US for helping Panama gain independence  Panama Canal opened in 1914, crossroads to the world, US controlled the gate

6 Roosevelt US had many interests in Latin America  1904, Roosevelt Corollary Allowed the US to be an international police power in the west Faced tension and protest


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