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1: Imperialism is the policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations.

3: The Spanish-American war was a war in world history between the United States and Spain. It was very bloody and deadly, many people died. Conflicts started when the U.S.S Maine exploded and 266 people got killed. The Cubans teamed up with the Americans. A very famous part of this war was the march up San Juan Hill. The combat with these 2 countries lasted up too 10 weeks. The victory was in the Americans and Cubans favor.

5: 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.

7: The Open Door Policy is the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries. A tradition in our Armed Forces. This policy is intended to allow directed access to the Company Commander without fear of reprisal.

9: May 1900, the Boxer Rebellion had come out of the countryside and was being waged in the capital of Peking (now Beijing). To help their fellow countrymen and to protect their interests in China, an international force of 2,100 American, British, Russian, French, Italian, and Japanese soldiers were sent to subdue the "rebellion."

10: These different things (The Spanish-American War, Panama Canal, Open Door Policy, and the Boxer Rebellion) were all very important. | The Spanish-American war was important with Imperialism because the victor gained several island possessions spanning the globe and a bitter new debate over the wisdom of imperialism. | The Panama Canal was essential for the expansion of US interests, cutting time off from going around the tip of South America. While the Canal provided jobs and cash for the country of Panama, it also created a government open to corruption and not all the US payments went to social welfare in the country.

11: The Open Door Policy affected imperialism by preventing nations from establishing colonies. | The Boxer Rebellion was significant in that it was one of several anti-imperialist movements at the end of the nineteenth century. It testified to the vulnerability of Europeans' imperial power. It drew attention to all the resources Europeans would have to devote to maintain their far-flung influence.

13: -Teddy Roosevelt- | Roosevelt was the first president to take an active role in foreign relations practically since the Revolution. The country's mood as a whole was still predominantly isolationist; its attitude toward the rest of the world was closer to the ideal of "a city on a hill" than today's activist policy of spreading democracy and capitalism. But Roosevelt rejected isolationism in favor of the balance of power. He maintained that the United States had a vital stake in world affairs and devoted much of his presidency to enhancing America's status and protecting American interests. His policies were marked different than previous presidents where they had preached dependence, he exhorted America to take up the burdens incumbent upon it as a first-rate power.

15: -Woodrow Wilson- | While Roosevelt's clinical assessment of the balance of power could not spur Americans to action abroad, a Princeton professor's appeal to America's moral instincts did. Woodrow Wilson's policies were as different from Roosevelt's as Roosevelt's had been from isolationism. Wilson did not ignore the outside world, as Americans had for generations, but neither did he seek to follow Roosevelt in the former president's calculations of American national interests. Instead Wilson proposed a third way: spreading American ideals overseas. This was a remarkable policy. But Wilson explained the necessity of war to the American people by stating that the world had to be made "safe for democracy."

16: Spanish-American War: Battle of San Juan Hill | July 1, 1898. General Shafter, General Wheeler, and 15,000 men for the Americans. General Linares and 800 men for the Spanish. An astonishing victor for the Americans, full of men who volunteered to fight and had to be trained called "The Rough Riders" charged up San Juan Hill to face the Spanish. Probably the best known U.S. battle because of the media coverage. For the Americans 205 were killed and 1,180 wounded.

17: Spanish-American War: Battle of Santiago de Cuba | The climatic naval battle of the Spanish-American War, the Battle of Santiago de Cuba resulted in a decisive victory for the US Navy and the complete destruction of the Spanish fleet. Attempting to break out of Santiago harbor in southern Cuba, Spanish Admiral Pascual Cervera's six ships were intercepted by American battleships and cruisers under Rear Admiral William T. Sampson and Commodore William S. Schley. In a running battle, the superior American firepower reduced Cervera's ships to burning wrecks.

18: success of imperialism | Shows how larger nations gave to smaller colonies and overall made them economized. They were a part of modern culture after this occurred. It also shows how the colonial governments introduced plenty of new things that are positive like medical care, sanitation, new crops, tools, farming methods, which helped increase food production. These changes meant less deaths for smaller colonies, and overall improve the state of living. | am i for or against it? | If you ask me I would have to say that I am more against it than I am for it. Yes all of the positive things are good but in my opinion I would say the bad outweighs the good. The major "mother country" gave no freedom to the smaller colonies and were not civilized because of this and were taken advantage of. It even forced Christianity upon them. These smaller colonies were put to work as cheap labor and many either died, resettled or exploited. I know that if I was apart of the smaller colonies I would not be very happy. Therefore I am against it.


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