*By the Early 1900s the United States had gained control of North America and settled from coast to coast. (Manifest Destiny) *Many Americans began to look at gaining lands overseas. (What if we export Manifest Destiny?)
IMPERIALISM- when strong nations gain political, economic, or military control over weaker nations. Everyone else is doing it!Everyone else is doing it! European and Asian countries had been practicing Imperialism for years. (Africa)
The discovery of diamonds and gold increased European interest in African colonization No country wanted to be left out (RACE IS ON!) To avoid war, ground rules were set in Berlin (1884) No African Representatives were present. Two rules for claiming land… (1) tell others of your claim (2) prove your country can control the area
US ties since 1790 because of the sugar industry. US ties since 1790 because of the sugar industry. One crop economy (75% of islands wealth) One crop economy (75% of islands wealth) - owned by US companies - owned by US companies 1887 - voting rights restricted to land owners 1887 - voting rights restricted to land owners - WHO RUNS THE ISLAND??? - WHO RUNS THE ISLAND??? 1891 - Queen Liliuokalani seeks to end land ownership as prerequisite to voting 1891 - Queen Liliuokalani seeks to end land ownership as prerequisite to voting CANT HAVE THAT … CANT HAVE THAT …
American plantation owners organize revolt American plantation owners organize revolt call on US Ambassador Stephens call on US Ambassador Stephens USS Boston
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