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FC: American Imperialism
3: The Spanish-American War On 15 February 1898, this United States battleship exploded in Havana Harbor, resulting in 266 deaths. Although little evidence existed to prove why the disaster had happened, the American public assumed that the Spanish navy had destroyed the ship and thus called for war against Spain. Two months later, the Spanish-American War was declared.
5: The Panama Canal The Panama Canal is a 48 mi ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a used for international maritime trade. Built from 1904 to 1914, annual traffic has risen from about 1,000 ships in the canal's early days to 14,702 vessels in 2008
7: Open Door Policy This was set by President McKinley which allowed all trading nations access to the Chinese market This strengthened the American Empire. This Ended the spheres of influence because more countries had access to Chinese trade.Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia all claimed exclusive trading rights to certain parts of China were countries with spheres of influence controlling parts of china which were ended with the open door policy so everyone could trade with everyone.
9: The Boxer Rebellion A secret society, known as the Fists of Righteous Harmony, attracted thousands of followers. Foreigners called members of this society "Boxers" because they practiced martial arts. The Boxers also believed that they had a magical power, and believed foreign bullets could not harm them. They also believed that "Spirit Soldiers" would rise from the dead and fight with them. Their cause, at first, was to overthrow the imperial Ch'ing government and expel all "foreign devils" from China.
10: American Imperialism We are for imperialism because it gives America possession of other countries and gives many opportunities for gaining profits. This appeals to Americas public sense of pride. We help people in poor undeveloped countries.
11: Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft's foreign policy Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft's foreign policy both involved the Panama canal. It also involved stopping Mexicans to cross the American border
12: http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/fists.html http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h908.html
13: http://www.shmoop.com/spanish-american-war/terms.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident/roosevelt/essays/biography/5 http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident/taft/essays/biography/5