Presentation on theme: "US Annexation Samoa & Hawaii. Alfred Mahan U.S. Navy captain – supported imperialism Thought we needed a bigger Navy to protect merchant ships Thought."— Presentation transcript:
Alfred Mahan U.S. Navy captain – supported imperialism Thought we needed a bigger Navy to protect merchant ships Thought more Navy bases were needed
A Naval Base in Samoa A chain of islands in South Pacific Ocean Had a great harbor U.S. competed with Germany and Great Britain for the islands…almost battle! Peaceful agreement – Germany & U.S. split the island; G.B. got other areas of Pacific
Annexing Hawaii U.S. had wanted Hawaii for a long time Rich soil, warm climate, and lots of rain= Year round crops WHY?
Missionaries & Planters 1820 – U.S. Missionaries arrived to convert religion Mid 1800’s – American sugar plantations sprung up Planters brought business to Hawaii Planters gained in power; King had less power Missionaries built churches. Sugar Cane Dole Corporation began
Planters Revolt Queen Liliuokalani (2 slides write small) –Took over after her brother, the king, died –Wanted Hawaiian independence –Didn’t like U.S. planters or their power (Continued on next slide)
1893 – Planters revolted US Marines came in to “protect” but over threw the Queen She surrendered to save her people
U.S. Territory Planters set up Republic – led by Mr. Dole Asked US to annex Hawaii Debate in Congress 2 years later – US territory 1959 – Hawaii is a state http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=3e5ae070-8cb1-4ffc-9a2f-ee584193287e&productcode=US&CFID=448660&CFTOKEN=17876337