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BC: The End

FC: Imperialism

1: By Ivey Altenhof + Danielle Rosenberger

2: What is Imperialism? Imperialism is the creation and maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire based on domination and subordination.

4: The Spanish-American War: This war was between the United States and Spain. The U.S. teamed up with the Cubans to defeat the Spaniards, who were currently in control of Cuba.

5: The U.S. did not have this war just to liberate the Cubans. We also wanted to take control of new markets, spread Christianity, make new military bases, and to acquire raw materials. | The Rough Riders <---- Famous group of men that fought in the Spanish-American War

6: The Panama Canal-Roosevelt believed that a nation could have great power with the advantage of the sea. An idea of a canal between the two oceans took on an urgency. The building of the Panama Canal be- came the most important action that Roosevelt took in foreign affairs. Ferdinand de Lesseps began building the canal in 1878 but was forced to stop after disease and engineering difficulties became a problem. Teddy Roosevelt paid $40 million for the rights of the canal and $10 million for total control of a 10 mile strip of the canal.

7: "Speak softly, and carry a big stick. You will go far." In Panama, . Teddy proved . to the world . that he was . willing to use . his big navy . as a stick to . further American . interests.

8: Open Door Policy: The Open Door Policy was adopted by President McKinely. This policy would allow all trading nations access to China's markets. The United States pretty much forced the Open Door Policy on other nations. None of the major powers formally agreed, and only Russia and Japan voiced an opinion of dislike for the policy. But since the other nations did not oppose the policy, the United States took that as a final answer.

9: President McKinely

10: Boxer Rebellion The Open Door Policy forced China to have spheres of influence. The Chinese people resented the great powers that were taking control of their country. The Fists of Righteous Harmony, or Boxers, believed they were invincible, so they started to attack Christian missions. They gathered in the thousands as they headed toward Beijing to kill all of the missionaries.

11: 7.14.09 | For almost two months these foreign diplomats were trapped with their families when finally help arrived. The help force ransacked the city and the empress had to leave, and when she returned, the Ch'ing dynasty had lost all control.

12: Why are they important? These events are all very important because this is how and why the United States entered imperialism. These events are what made the U.S. the big power that it is today.

14: Compare and Contrast: Roosevelt & Taft Similarities: -Both Presidents wanted to strengthen the navy. -They were both trust busters. -They both helped the country enter imperialism. Differences: -Roosevelt was more conservative than Taft -Taft trust-busted the most. -Roosevelt didn't really care for tradition, but Taft did.

15: For or against? | For or Against? We are against imperialism because history has shown us that the taking over of other territories has caused many wars in the past, the Spanish-American war being a good example. Although imperialism is effective, it sometimes hurts other countries.

16: Sources

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  • Title: Imperialism
  • US Studies Mod 6-7
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