Pressures to expand(4)

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Pressures to expand(4)

  1. 1. The Pressures to Expand<br />
  2. 2. Imperialism<br />Policy by a stronger nation to attempt to create an empire by dominating weaker nations economically, politically, culturally, or militarily<br />
  3. 3. Why Expand?<br /><ul><li>Need for new markets & Natural Resources
  4. 4. The need to “out-do” other rival nations
  5. 5. Increase in nations’ military power</li></li></ul><li>Nationalism<br />A nation’s belief in themselves, their ideals, and their goals to be superior to those of other nations.<br />
  6. 6. Four Reasons Imperialism Grew<br />Economic Factors<br />Nationalism<br />Military Factors<br />Humanitarian Factors<br />
  7. 7. Imperialism = Good Economics<br />Problem: Overproduction in the U.S. tended to lead to economic depressions<br />Problem: Developing nations (U.S., Britain, Germany) needed increasing amounts of natural resources<br />Solution: Potential consumers of American goods lived in smaller foreign nations<br />Solution: Colonize smaller nations that possess natural resources (rubber, petroleum, etc.)<br />
  8. 8. Monroe Doctrine<br />U.S. would be neutral in European affairs<br />Warned other nations not to interfere in the West <br />
  9. 9. Manifest Destiny<br />The U.S. was destined to expand across the United States<br />Used as reason to expand west during the 1830’s-1850’s<br />
  10. 10. Manifest Destiny<br />
  11. 11. Time to Annex<br />Annex: Join a new territory to an existing country<br />Why annex:<br />To expand country<br />Availability to new resources<br />Example: Hawaii in 1898<br />
  12. 12. Public Response<br />Most people began to support the of U.S. expansion <br />The want for markets and trade relations was important for growth<br />What could this expansion lead to…<br />
  13. 13. Your Opinion<br />Answer the Sound Off question in the middle of your worksheet<br />Share your responses<br />

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