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Motivations for American Imperialism (USHC 5.1)


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Motivations for American Imperialism (USHC 5.1)

  1. 1. Color Palette By: Piahr INTENSIVE REVIEW VERSION
  2. 2. “ISOLATIONISM” No Entangling Alliances!
  3. 3. Map Credit: Golbez
  4. 4. Mission Accomplished!
  5. 5. No more land in North America Photo Credit: jjjj56cp
  6. 6. So bored… What now???
  7. 7. We could totally do this! The British Empire (c. 1921)
  8. 8. ISOLATIONISM vs. INTERVENTIONISM 19th CENTURY (1800s) ISOLATIONISM (Neutrality) AVOID conflicts with other nations whenever possible 20th CENTURY (1900s) INTERVENTION ENGAGE other nations in order to promote the national interest of the United States
  9. 9. Expansion of MARKETS Photo by Thomas Hawk
  10. 10. Crop Prices Stabilize
  11. 11. BEFORE U.S. Imperialism
  12. 12. AFTER U.S. Imperialism
  13. 13. Spread Christianity & Western Civilization Photo by an untrained eye
  14. 14. Take up the white man's burden- Send forth the best ye breed- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives need To wait, in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild- You new-caught sullen peoples, Half devil and half child. -- Rudyard Kipling, "The White Man's Burden"
  15. 15. Naval Bases
  16. 16. Mahan, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890) Thesis: Great nations must have great navies Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan
  17. 17. Aloha! Photo Credit: Kaptain Kobold
  18. 18. 1898 Pearl Harbor (Naval Base) Re-fueling station for American ships
  19. 19. America projects its POWER Photo by CelebMuscle
  20. 20. The fruits of foreign intervention The U.S. involvement in Latin America and the Pacific was resented in the Philippines and Cuba, whose people had sought independence.