5 Arguments FOR Imperialism (continued) US belief in cultural superiority-** **
6 Arguments FOR Imperialism (continued) Imperialism was the product of strains in the society due to industrializationIncrease in productivity=need for new markets to expand intoUS needs more natural resources
7 Arguments FOR Imperialism (continued) Social Darwinism is a prominent belief-
8 Anti-Imperialism Arguments Goes against beliefs of Christianity to force people to “follow suit”
9 Anti-Imperialism (continued) Stay out of European affairsUse the two oceans to protect usStay isolatedImperialism= tyrannyUS was a colony of Great Britain once
10 Anti-Imperialism (continued) There is no need to expand overseasUS is a vast nationPlenty of natural resourcesPlenty of markets for goods
11 Discussion QuestionsHow was American Imperialism beneficial to the United States?What were some consequences of American Imperialism?Does modern American Imperialism exist today? If so what are the pro’s and con’s?
15 Philippines1901- United States ends Filipino Revolt – after 3 years at a cost of $600 Million-Emilio Aguinaldo -Leader of Filipinouprising
16 Puerto Rico 1900 - Foraker Act. 1901-1903 the Insular Cases. PR became an “unincorporated territory.”Citizens of PR, not of the US.Import duties on PR goods the Insular Cases.Constitutional rights were not automatically extended to territorial possessions.Congress had the power to decide these rights.Import duties laid down by the Foraker Act were legal!
17 TR in Panama (Construction begins in 1904) Panama Canal
18 Cuba Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the McKinley administration. Imperialist and American nationalist.Criticized President McKinley as having the backbone of a chocolate éclair!Resigns his position to fight in Cuba.
19 Cuba Remember the Maine and to Hell with Spain! Funeral for Maine victims in Havana
20 American Imperialism Video For an overview of American Imperialism please copy and paste this link into the browser:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfsfoFqsFk4