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American Imperialism

  1. 1. 1. Commercial/Business InterestsU. S. Foreign Investments: 1869-1908
  2. 2. 1. Commercial/Business Interests American Foreign Trade: 1870-1914
  3. 3. 2. Military/Strategic Interests Alfred T. Mahan  The Influence of Sea Power on History: 1660-1783
  4. 4. Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine• Monroe Doctrine, 1823: – Created by Sec. of State John Quincy Adams for Pres. James Monroe – Further efforts by European nations to colonize or interfere with the Americas = act of aggression = U.S. military intervention.• Roosevelt Corollary, 1904 – U.S. will intervene in conflicts between European nations and Latin America countries to enforce legitimate claims of the European powers, rather than having the Europeans press their claims directly
  5. 5. 3. Social Darwinist Thinking The White Man’sThe Hierarchy Burden of Race
  6. 6. 4. Religious/Missionary Interests American Missionaries in China, 1905
  7. 7. 5. Closing the American Frontier
  8. 8. U. S. Missionaries in HawaiiImiola Church – first built in the late 1820s
  9. 9. U. S. View of HawaiiansHawaii becomes a U. S. Protectorate in 1849 by virtue of economic treaties.
  10. 10. Hawaiian Queen LiliuokalaniHawaii for the Hawaiians!
  11. 11. U. S. Business Interests In Hawaii 1875 – Reciprocity Treaty 1890 – McKinley Tariff 1893 – American businessmen backed an uprising against Queen Liliuokalani. Sanford Ballard Dole proclaims the Republic of Hawaii in 1894.
  12. 12. To The Victor Belongs the Spoils Hawaiian Annexation Ceremony, 1898
  13. 13. Commodore Matthew Perry Opens Up Japan: 1853 The Japanese View of Commodore Perry
  14. 14. Treaty of Kanagawa: 1854
  15. 15. Gentleman’s Agreement: 1908 A Japanese note agreeing to deny passports to laborers entering the U.S. Japan recognized the U.S. right to exclude Japanese immigrants holding passports issued by other countries. The U.S. government got the school board of San Francisco to rescind their order to segregate Asians in separate  1908 schools. Root-Takahira Agreement.
  16. 16. Root-Takahira Agreement: 1908 A pledge to maintain the status quo in the Far East. Recognition of China’s independence and territorial integrity, and support for continuation of the Open-Door Policy. An agreement to mutual consultation in the event of future Far Eastern crises.
  17. 17. Lodge Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine: 1912Senator Henry CabotLodge, Sr. (R-MA)Non-European powers,like Japan, would beexcluded from owningterritory in theWesternHemisphere.
  18. 18. “Seward’s Folly”: 1867 $7.2 million
  19. 19. “Seward’s Icebox”: 1867
  20. 20. The Imperialist Tailor
  21. 21. Spanish Misrule in Cuba
  22. 22. Valeriano Weyler’s“Reconcentration” Policy
  23. 23. “Yellow Journalism” & Jingoism Joseph Pulitzer Hearst to Frederick Remington: You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war!William Randolph Hearst
  24. 24. De Lôme Letter  Dupuy de Lôme, Spanish Ambassador to the U.S.  Criticized President McKinley as weak and a bidder for the admiration of the crowd, besides being a would-be politician who tries to leave a door open behind himself while keeping on good terms with the jingoes of his party.
  25. 25. Theodore Roosevelt Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the McKinley administration. Imperialist and American nationalist. Criticized President McKinley as having the backbone of a chocolate éclair! Resigns his position to fight in Cuba.
  26. 26. The“RoughRiders”
  27. 27. Remember the Maineand to Hell with Spain! Funeral for Maine victims in Havana
  28. 28. The Spanish-American War (1898): “That Splendid Little War” How prepared was the US for war?
  29. 29. The Spanish-American War (1898): “That Splendid Little War”
  30. 30. Dewey Captures Manila!
  31. 31. Is He To Be a Despot?
  32. 32. Emilio Aguinaldo  Leader of the Filipino Uprising. July 4, 1946: Philippine independence
  33. 33. William H. Taft, 1stGov.-General of the Philippines Great administrator.
  34. 34. Our “Sphere of Influence”
  35. 35. The Treaty of Paris: 1898Cuba was freed from Spanish rule.Spain gave up Puerto Rico and the island ofGuam.The U. S. paid Spain$20 mil. for thePhilippines.The U. S. becomesan imperial power!
  36. 36. The American Anti-Imperialist League Founded in 1899. Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, William James, and William Jennings Bryan among the leaders. Campaigned against the annexation of the Philippines and other acts of imperialism.
  37. 37. Cuban Independence?Teller Amendment (1898) Senator Orville PlattPlatt Amendment (1903)  Cuba was not to enter into any agreements with foreign powers that would endanger its independence.  The U.S. could intervene in Cuban affairs if necessary to maintain an efficient, independent govt.  Cuba must lease Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. for naval and coaling station.  Cuba must not build up an excessive public debt.
  38. 38. Puerto Rico: 18981900 - Foraker Act.  PR became an “unincorporated territory.”  Citizens of PR, not of the US.  Import duties on PR goods1901-1903  the Insular Cases.  Constitutional rights were not automatically extended to territorial possessions.  Congress had the power to decide these rights.  Import duties laid down by the Foraker Act were legal!
  39. 39. Puerto Rico: 18981917 – Jones Act.  Gave full territorial status to PR.  Removed tariff duties on PR goods coming into the US.  PRs elected their own legislators & governor to enforce local laws.  PRs could NOT vote in US presidential elections.  A resident commissioner was sent to Washington to vote for PR in the House.
  40. 40. Panama: The King’s Crown 1850  Clayton-Bulwer Treaty. 1901  Hay-Paunceforte Treaty. Philippe Bunau-Varilla, agent provocateur. Dr. Walter Reed. Colonel W. Goethals. 1903  Hay-Bunau- Varilla Treaty.
  41. 41. Panama Canal TR in Panama(Construction begins in 1904)
  42. 42. The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine: 1905Chronic wrongdoing… mayin America, as elsewhere,ultimately requireintervention by somecivilized nation, and in theWestern Hemisphere theadherence of the UnitedStates to the MonroeDoctrine may force theUnited States, howeverreluctantly, in flagrantcases of such wrongdoingor impotence, to theexercise of aninternational police power .
  43. 43. Speak Softly,But Carry a Big Stick!
  44. 44. Stereotypes of the Chinese Immigrant Oriental [Chinese] Exclusion Act, 1887
  45. 45. The Boxer Rebellion: 1900 The Peaceful Harmonious Fists. “55 Days at Peking.”
  46. 46. The Open Door PolicySecretary John Hay.Give all nations equal access to trade in China.Guaranteed that China would NOT be taken over by any one foreign power.
  47. 47. TheOpen Door Policy
  48. 48. America as a Pacific Power
  49. 49. The Cares of a Growing Family
  50. 50. Constable of the World
  51. 51. Treaty of Portsmouth: 1905 Nobel Peace Prize for Teddy
  52. 52. The Great White Fleet: 1907
  53. 53. Taft’s “Dollar Diplomacy” Improve financial opportunities for American businesses. Use private capital to further U. S. interests overseas. Therefore, the U.S. should create stability and order abroad that would best promote America’s commercial interests.
  54. 54. The Mexican Revolution: 1910s Victoriano Huerta seizes control of Mexico and puts Madero in prison where he was murdered. Venustiano Carranza, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, and Alvaro Obregon fought against Huerta. The U.S. also got involved by occupying Veracruz and Huerta fled the country. Eventually Carranza would gain power in
  55. 55. The Mexican Revolution: 1910sEmiliano Zapata Pancho Villa Venustiano Carranza Porfirio Diaz Francisco I Madero
  56. 56. Wilson’s “Moral Diplomacy” The U. S. should be the conscience of the world. Spread democracy. Promote peace. Condemn colonialism.
  57. 57. Searching for BanditosGeneral John J. Pershing with Pancho Villa in 1914.
  58. 58. U. S. Global Investments &Investments in Latin America, 1914
  59. 59. U. S. Interventions inLatin America: 1898-1920s
  60. 60. Uncle Sam: One of the “Boys?”