FC: Imperialism | 1870-1914
1: Intro to American Imperialism | The U.S. started to expand it's influence aggressively overseas, the spreading of political, cultural, and military. This was a cause of the aftermath of the Spanish-AmericanWar.
2: Key Concepts | Spanish American War: April25th, 1898, the U.S. declared war on Spain, after the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine, the war ended with the Treaty of Paris. Panama Canal: de Lesseps proposed a sea level canal trough Panama, the U.S. congress was looking at a possibility to have a Central American canal, Lesseps company offered its assets to the U.S. for the canal. Open Door Policy: the U.S granting equal privileges for countries trading with China. Boxer Rebellion: In 1898 a group of peasants in China, banded together in a secret society called the "Boxers", at first they wanted to rid the Ching Dynasty, but then later decided to get rid of foreigners in China.
3: Spanish American War - The Spanish American War was significant because even though our troops didn't have to go up the San Juan Hill, because we were going to win the war anyway, it was still considered important. With the winning of the Spanish American War, we gained islands and the Spanish had to leave Cuba. We started to expand. | Significant Events
4: Panama Canal - The Panama Canal was significant because it gave the U.S. a way to cross over into Central America, also the U.S. has the right to control it and was a big expansion benefit for us.
5: Open Door Policy - The Open Door Policy was significant because it was a cornerstone of American foreign policy. It was very successful in the U.S., also the U.S. got to set the conditions.
6: Boxer Rebellion - The Boxer Rebellion was significant because it had weakened the Ching Dynasty forever and hastened the Republican Revolution.
7: Comparing and contrasting | The Spanish American War | Cuban Side - The Cubans had wanted freedom from the the Spaniards but were still stuck. - There was treaty, but it was not enforced. - Had the Cuban Revolutionary Party in the U.S. - Wanted to go to war with Spain because U.S. offered to help and because of the Yellow Journalism. American Side - The U.S. had a strong interest in the Cubans sugar. - Wanted no one else to get hold of purchasing Cuba's sugar. - Offered to help Cuba in war against Spaniards because they had offered them freedom. - Also because of Yellow Journalism.
8: Imperialism: Successful or Not? | I think Imperialism was successful, but I think it caused a lot of commotion. Even though we were able to expand overseas and gain new land and territory, there were other decisions that could have been made. Imperialism in the ending was a success, but also doesn't mean that there wasn't a few areas that were unsuccessful.
9: Resources | http://history1900s.about.com/od/1900s/qt/boxer.htm http://www.wordiq.com/definition/History_of_United_States_imperialism http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/429642/Open-Door-policy http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/intro.html http://www.eclipse.co.uk/~sl5763/panama.htm