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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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