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    • The Age of Imperialism
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      • During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the US pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe.
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    • Alfred T. Mahan
    • Great White Fleet
      • The "Great White Fleet" sent around the world by President Theodore Roosevelt from 16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909 consisted of sixteen new battleships of the Atlantic Fleet.
      • The battleships were painted white except for gilded scrollwork on their bows.
      • The Atlantic Fleet battleships only later came to be known as the "Great White Fleet."
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    • Carving up China...
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    • Jose Marti
      • Newspaper publisher and poet.
      • Returned to Cuba in 1895 and started a rebellion against Spain.
      • What was the plan of the rebels?
    • Gen. Valeriano Wyler
      • Spanish general sent to Cuba.
      • Was known as the “Butcher”.
      • What did he do to earn this name?
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    • Remember the Maine!!
      • US battleship sent to Cuba by President McKinley to protect American interests.
      • An explosion on February 15, 1898 killed 260 American sailors.
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    • Reaction in US..
      • What message does this political cartoon attempt to convey about America’s role in the Spanish-American War?
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    • Admiral Dewey
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