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Take out your HW In one sentence, describe President McKinley term in office. How did he differ from President Roosevelt?
Why construct the Panama Canal? Short-cut connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Commercial & Military Ships Panamanian Rebellion: What was the U.S. role in Panama declaring its independence? U.S. Military ships were in attendance Panama receives $10 million and $250,000 annually from the U.S.
What issues did workers face? Disease Soft volcanic soil 5,600 workers died from accidents or disease Total Cost= $380 million Why were American relations with Latin America damaged? American support of Panama rebellion
Roosevelt Corollary: Keep U.S. dominant presence in Caribbean & Central America Don’t forget the Monroe Doctrine! International police power Force to protect economic interests in Latin America. “Speak softly and carry a big stick”???
Monroe: Stay out of Latin America! Roosevelt: If you don’t we will send our troops! Woodrow Wilson: It is our moral duty not to recognize countries who are oppressive, undemocratic and hostile to U.S. interests.
What is it? U.S. government backs loans to foreign countries by American business people. Why? Keep European powers out U.S. exercises international police power in Nicaragua.
Read pages 569-571 Create a comic strip about the United States involvement in Mexico. In the book from Mexican Revolution (p 569) to the Mexican Constitution in 1917 on page 571. Be sure to include details, clues, and symbols.
Why would United States support Porfirio Diaz, a military dictator? Diaz encouraged foreign investments in Mexico Many Americans owned Mexican oil wells, mines, railroads, and ranches. Francisco Madero overthrew Diaz, but couldn’t provide stability General Victoriano Huerta, takes the government by force. Why wouldn’t Wilson recognize Huerta’s government? “government of butchers”
“Watchful Waiting” Huerta’s officers arrested small group of American sailors. Wilson takes advantage and intervenes in Mexico. Huerta step down, U.S. troops withdraw without paying for damages. Mexico did not like! Huerta regime soon collapsed, and Venustiano Carranza becomes president in 1915 And recognized by Wilson and U.S.
Carranza did not have support of all Mexicans Rebels under Francisco “Pancho” Villa (fierce nationalist) and Emiliano Zapata (son of a mestizo peasant) led the opposition. Americans killed in the mines of northern Mexico and New Mexico Villa was held responsible U.S. and Mexico close to war Constitution of 1917, government control of resources and regulation of foreign investors. U.S. intervention clearly demonstrates the imperialist attitudes.