Why U.S. Imperialism?? The Six Ds….
Dollars:
   seeking new markets for trade and investment: enhance capitalism
   seek...
Can you identify the Six Ds of Imperialism in McKinley’s decision to annex the Philippines??
Cartoon Groups:
teacher provides the following format on worksheet for each student to complete in groups
Teacher can ch...
Meanwhile....




                ....Ready for WWI?
The last two cartoons (following slides) are for the
    teacher to present after the group work.

Ask students to analy...
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
US Imperialism Cartoon Groups
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US Imperialism Cartoon Groups

  1. 1. Why U.S. Imperialism?? The Six Ds…. Dollars:  seeking new markets for trade and investment: enhance capitalism  seeking economic activities or natural resources Defense:  to protect dollar interests / to defend the country / National Security  military might / need for bases or stations to maintain control of region Democracy:  spreading political ideals to countries with unstable governments or oppressive regimes  In the name of freedom and liberty Darwinism (Social):  survival of the fittest mentality applied to nations or races: “stronger” nations dominate “weaker”  Anglo-Saxon superiority /“advanced” cultures (white) “civilizing” primitive ones (brown) Destiny (Manifest):  taking the concept of manifest destiny outside the borders of the U.S.  Belief that it is our God given right to expand, spread democracy, and keep markets open for trade and profit Deity:  spreading the word of God and Christianity / “Civilization” tied to Christianity  Missions and Missionary work in foreign countries
  2. 2. Can you identify the Six Ds of Imperialism in McKinley’s decision to annex the Philippines??
  3. 3. Cartoon Groups: teacher provides the following format on worksheet for each student to complete in groups Teacher can choose which cartoons, and how many, to include in the group activity depending on class size and amount of time. #1 : Study the cartoon: Look at all words, signs, and symbols. Who is represented in the cartoon?______________________________________________________________ What is happening?__________________________________________________________________________ #2 : The Big Picture: What is the general message?__________________________________________________________________ How do you know that? (what signs, symbols, or labels help you to identify the message?) _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ #3 : Point of view: From whose point of view is the cartoon from?_____________________________________ Where might this have been published? __________________________________________ For what purpose? Is it FOR or AGAINST something? ____________________________________________________________________ #4 : Outside information: What people, places, events, ideas or concepts, vocabulary, policies, time frame, or 6 Ds come to mind or are related to this cartoon? Check your notebook if you need to. List these below: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ #5: Name the cartoon: With your group, think of a clever title for this cartoon: _______________________________________________
  4. 4. Meanwhile.... ....Ready for WWI?
  5. 5. The last two cartoons (following slides) are for the teacher to present after the group work. Ask students to analyze them and share ideas with class. Afterwards, tell them that these cartoons were published after the US went into Iraq in 2003. Discuss imperialism as a concept today…connecting themes of the past to current foreign policy. Which of the 6 Ds do they think are most applicable to today?

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