U.S. Occupation of the Dominican republic<br />Brianna McIntyre<br />
United State’s Economic Expansion<br />Economic boom in the early 1900’s<br />World War I<br />American agriculture <br />...
The Roosevelt Corollary<br />Was an amendment to the Monroe Doctrine<br />asserted the right of the United States to inter...
Customs agreement<br />Customs was the only significant source of proceeds for the government.<br />Had immense debt with ...
Instability in Dominican Republic<br />President Ramon Caceres assassinated in 1911<br />Led to instability and civil war ...
U.S. in Dominican Republic<br />U.S. Marines landed on May 16th, 1916<br />Dominicans oppose occupation<br />US naval offi...
Opposition of the Occupation<br />Dominican’s<br />Resented the loss of their sovereignty to foreigners<br />Guerilla war ...
End of Occupation<br />October 1922<br />Elections Held in March 1924<br />Horacio Vasquez Lajara inaugurated on July 13th...
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  1. 1. U.S. Occupation of the Dominican republic<br />Brianna McIntyre<br />
  2. 2. United State’s Economic Expansion<br />Economic boom in the early 1900’s<br />World War I<br />American agriculture <br />Helped allied forces<br />Better factory machinery<br />Cycle of expansion<br />Different style of living<br />Automobile, washing machines, less work hours, higher pay rates, investment in stock market.<br />
  3. 3. The Roosevelt Corollary<br />Was an amendment to the Monroe Doctrine<br />asserted the right of the United States to intervene to stabilize the economic affairs of small states in the Caribbean and Central America if they were unable to pay their international debts.<br />Fear of European influence in the Caribbean<br />Britain and Germany<br />
  4. 4. Customs agreement<br />Customs was the only significant source of proceeds for the government.<br />Had immense debt with foreign countries<br />U.S. feared European colonization of island<br />May place naval base close to canal<br />US government assumes responsibility for all Dominican debt<br />February 7, 1905<br />
  5. 5. Instability in Dominican Republic<br />President Ramon Caceres assassinated in 1911<br />Led to instability and civil war for several years<br />US demands a new president be elected<br />Juan Isidro Pereyra is elected<br />Names opposition individuals in Cabinet<br />Former Secretary of War Desiderio Arias tries to depose of Pereyra<br />Instead he resigns on May 7th 1916<br />
  6. 6. U.S. in Dominican Republic<br />U.S. Marines landed on May 16th, 1916<br />Dominicans oppose occupation<br />US naval officers filled in cabinet posts<br />Press and Radio censorships<br />
  7. 7. Opposition of the Occupation<br />Dominican’s<br />Resented the loss of their sovereignty to foreigners<br />Guerilla war in El Seibo and San Pedro Macoris<br />Fought from 1917 to 1921<br />United States<br />World War I ended<br />Warren Harding worked to end the occupation<br />
  8. 8. End of Occupation<br />October 1922<br />Elections Held in March 1924<br />Horacio Vasquez Lajara inaugurated on July 13th<br />Last US forces left in September<br />Positive effects<br />Pacified the country<br />Revived the economy<br />Reduced nations debt<br />Built road system that connected all the region of the country<br />Created a professional National Guard<br />

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