2 Latin America Colonial Legacy Economy Grows Political Instability Caudillos still asserted their powerPower remained with the wealthyEconomy GrowsDepended on exportsRailroads and refrigerators increased Latin American tradeStill imported manufactured goods…remained unindustrialized!!!!
3 Don’t Do It The Monroe Doctrine Cuba declares Independence No more colonizing or conqueringCuba declares Independence1868 declared independence, fought Spain for ten yearsJose MartiWriter who fought in favor of independence
4 Baa BOOOM!!! Spanish American War Lasted four months Attacked the Philippines, Spanish collapsed1901, Cuba became independentUS set up a military government and controlled Cuban affairsSpain 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 moreUS urged Panamanians to revolt, of course with US Naval help10 mile wide zone was given to the US for helping Panama gain independencePanama Canal opened in 1914, crossroads to the world, US controlled the gate
6 Roosevelt US had many interests in Latin America 1904, Roosevelt CorollaryAllowed the US to be an international police power in the westFaced tension and protest