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  • 1. Foreign Policy circa 1900
  • 2.
    • U.S. will not interfere with existing countries/colonies in Western Hemisphere, BUT will view European attempts to create new colonies there as hostile attacks on the U.S. ( 1823 )
    What happened to the Monroe Doctrine?
  • 3.
    • Spain claimed Puerto Rico in 1493 & Cuba in 1511
    What happened to the Monroe Doctrine?
    • 1898 ~ U.S. acquired Cuba & Puerto Rico
    • Shows growth of U.S. imperialism in West. Hem.
  • 4. President from 1897-1901 William McKinley
  • 5.
    • U.S. Imperialism increased
    William McKinley
    • Acquired territories during Spanish American War
    • Wanted to “civilize” the Philippines & use it for a naval base
  • 6. President from 1901-1909 Theodore Roosevelt
  • 7.
    • “ Big Stick” Policy
    Theodore Roosevelt “ Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
  • 8.
    • “ Big Stick” Policy
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • 9.
    • “ Big Stick” Policy
    Theodore Roosevelt
    • Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904)
    • U.S. had the right to protect its econ. interests in the West. Hem. through mil. interventions
  • 10.
    • Panama Canal
    Theodore Roosevelt
    • 1901 ~ U.S. had a modern navy & bases in the Pacific & Caribbean
    • Naval officers wanted a canal thru Central America to connect the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans
  • 11.
    • Panama Canal
    Theodore Roosevelt
    • Canal would reduce travel time
    • Allow better protection of U.S. territory
    • Promote foreign trade
  • 12. The End