Imperialist America

The New Manifest Destiny

  1. “Subjugate the Indians
  2. “Closing the frontier”: Frederick Jackson Turner’s thesis
  3. Depression 1890s
  4. Social Protests: populists, free-silver, labor = politicians want a tighter policy
  5. Foreign trade
  6. Imperialist fever
  7. Social Darwinism

 

Imperialism

  1. Hawaii and Queen Liliuokalani
  2. Samoa
  3. Cuba à Spanish-American Conflict à Freed
    1. à Philippines

i.      Treaty of Paris 1898 brings an end to the conflict + $20mil in bribes

ii.      Anti-imperialist League protests for jobs

iii.      Taft makes internal improvements to “prepare” the Philippines for independence

  1. à Guam
  2. à Puerto Rico

i.      Sugar econ

ii.      Foraker Act of 1900: militaryà colonized rule

iii.      Jones Act of 1917 makes Puerto Ricans American citizens

  1. Roughriders at the center
  2. Platt Amendment crushes Cuba’s attempt
  3. Hays’ “Open Door Policy”
    1. Boxer Rebellion

“Big-Stick”: Roosevelt and Civilization

-“Civilized” = white/Anglo-Saxon

-has the right to “fix” the uncivilized

-protecting Open Door

-“Roosevelt Corollary” in LA

-Platt and Panama

-“Uncivilized” = everyone else except Japan

Taft = “Dollar Diplomacy”

WW = “Moral Diplomacy

[Move onto WWI ==>]

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