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2 CUBA Eliminate Yellow Fever in Cuba 1898—Teller Amendment
US will promises to not annex Cuba 1901—Cuba drafts new Constitution Must accept the Platt Amendment US maintains right to intervene in Cuban affairs! Guantanamo Bay Protect American business interests in Cuba Cuba becomes a Protectorate

3 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. territory Foraker Act
U.S. controls the legislative affairs of PR 1917—Puerto Ricans become U.S. citizens

4 BOOKS! 

5 U A W L Z J Z P L G E I V A S Q I come in different colors and shapes. Some parts of me are curvy, some are straight. You can put me anywhere you like, but there is only one right place for me. What am I?

6 Imperialist Presidents Justified or not?
America as World Power Imperialist Presidents Justified or not?

7 China Markets, Markets, Markets Population in China 500,000,000
(Currently: 1,319,175,331) Population in US 75,000,000 (Currently: 304,861,920) *Open Door Policy - Allowing the US to trade in China, even though they did not control any territory there. Spheres of Influence—China is carved up among the imperial countries


9 Boxer Rebellion Anti-foreigner groups formed over anger of outside country’s influence. A group known as Boxers began attacking foreign missionaries in protest. Made westerners realize the importance of working together to continue the control of Chinese trade. (Open Door Policy)

10 Panama Canal Why: To provide a faster water route connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific. This faster route was hoped to strengthen an already booming U.S. economy. Built from Many Hardships Malaria, Yellow fever, extreme heat Estimated death toll: more than 5,600 workers $380 Million!


12 “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick”
Was Roosevelt’s foreign policy “big stick” was naval power He built up the Great White Fleet Achieved dream of canal Demonstrate power

13 Roosevelt’s Corollary (to the Monroe Doctrine)
Monroe Doctrine- Stated that the U.S. would not allow further colonization of the western hemisphere by European or other Nations. Roosevelt’s Corollary Stated more specifically that the U.S. would act as a international police force.

14 Reshaping Diplomacy President Taft took over in 1909
Further influenced Latin America Believed in promoting U.S. economic interests overseas to best suite Americans: known as Dollar Diplomacy

15 Wilson (1913-1921): Influence of WW1
Hated idea of imperialism Will invade more countries than any previous president in US History Protect US property Latin America— Haiti, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Mexico

16 Woodrow Wilson and Mexico
Moral or Missionary Diplomacy Recognize only democratic govs Mexican Revolution—unstable Mexican Government Series of Mexican Dictators vie for power U.S. Policy—”watchful waiting” Tampico and U.S. occupation of Veracruz Germany supports Huerta U.S. supports Carranza Mexican Bandit Pancho Villa US Mexican relations are strained.

17 Your turn… (pgs ) Roosevelt Wilson Using your book and notes, compare and contrast Roosevelt’s and Wilson’s use of power during Imperialism Similarities Was imperialism of the United States in the early 1900’s justified? Why or why not? – (Think DBQ!) Predict: how could imperialism be considered a cause for WWI?

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