1: Imperialism: The creation and maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination.
2: Important to Imperialism because of the U.S. gaining some of Spanish possessions like Cuba, Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico.The U.S.used the excuse that they were helping Cuba gain control and drive the Spanish out of the country, but they only really used it to gain the possessions which angered the cubans. | Spanish American War
3: The Panama Canal is a 77 km (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. The U.S. would obviously want to build it so they would have better trade. The Columbian got involved because they owned Panama so they wanted part of the Panama Canal. | The Panama Canal
4: The Open Door Policy | A concept in foreign affairs, which usually refers to the policy around 1900 allowing multiple Imperial powers access to China, with none of them in control of that country. It was first recognized at the Berlin Conference of 1885, which declared that no power could levy preferential duties in the Congo basin. The U.S. would need this to statement of principles initiated by the United States (1899, 1900) for the protection of equal privileges among countries trading with China and in support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
5: The Boxer Rebellion | The Boxer Rebellion was a response to the imperialism into China. Western, white missionaries and Chinese Christians used their imperialist powers to steal the lands and property of the Chinese peasants to give to the church, and made perverse demands, which the Chinese could not resist.
6: Significance of Events | The significance of the Spanish - American War, Boxer Rebellion, Panama Canal, and the Open Door Policy is that they helped the U.S. spread imperialism.
7: Comparing Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft | Teddy Roosevelt inherited most of the imperialism as America had already controlling places like the Philippines and Guam. William Taft more commited to the expansion of US foreign trade.
8: Success of Imperialsism | The success of imperialism was very good. In the U.S. today, a lot of our stuff that we use is imported from different countries This is the result of imperialism. I think that imperialism is good, giving us access to products and foods all around the world, but then it's bad because we can go in debt (like we did with China).
9: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer_Rebellion | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Door_Policy | Resources | http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident/taft/essay/biography/5 | http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident.roosevelt/biography/5