when a strong nation attempts to dominate a weak nation economically or politcally.
Why Imperialism Grew? Economic
natural resources (gold, oil, etc)
Why Imperialism Grew? Nationalistic
nations could prove they were better than each other
Why Imperialism Grew? Military Factors
military bases for our government
Why Imperialism Grew? Humanitarian
to spread christianity and westward civilazation to "backwards people"
What made it easier to extend a grip over land?
transportation and communication
What was the famous quote about the British Empire?
The sun never sets on the british empire
What does the follwing quote mean? "The sun never sets on the British Empire"
england had land all over the world - time zones.
Who warned the US against alliances with foreign countries?
Why did the US follow Washingtons advice for 100 years?
take care of oursleves, bulid up economyand westward expansion
What did William Seward do?
bought alaska from the Russians.
What did William Sewards action show?
the US was getting more aggresive
a country controlled by a US company
What did Matthew Perry accomplish?
opened up trading with Japan
Why were Banana Republics created?
the US could not consume all the goods they were producing
Alfred T. Mahan
Naval Officer - encourages NAVY growth
What did having a strong NAVY mean to the US?
the US could confront its enemies on the sea
strong countries will eliminate the weak ones and it was natural for it to be that way
What were 2 displays of the US power
US NAVY broke up the back of a rebellion to protect its shipping interests, US demanded Chile pay the US money after 2 US sailors were killed there
neutral party settles a dispute
What was the outcome and importance of the standoff with Great Britain over Venezula?
US stood up to England, the world power. this meant that England wanted to be friends because they let us come down
How did Spain react to the Cuban Rebellion?
sent General Wyler to cruh the rebellion
When the US refused to help the Cubans with their rebellion, how did the Cubans respond?
destroy US sugar plantations
Why did newspapers use yellow journalism?
to increase readership
intense national pride with an aggressive foreign policy
reporting exaggerated stories
What was the impact of Yellow Jouranalism on th US?
americans sided with the cubans
What ship was moved into a Cuban Harbor?
What hapened to the Maine?
the maine explodes, americans sailors die, Spain is blamed - but it was actual an internal explosion
What was the De Lome letter?
spanish embassador wrote a letter criticizing the US president
Who ordered the attack on the Philippines?
Who was ordered to attack Manila Bay?
What did McKinley do before asked Congress to declare war?
sent a list of demands to spain
What was the Spanish - American Wars rallying cry?
Rememeber the Maine, to hell with Spain!
volunteer regiment, led by teddy roosevelt, made up of many diverse americans
Where was the Spanish - Ameircan Wars first action?
Manila Bay - Admiral Dewey
What happend to the entire Spainish fleet?
US sunk every ship
What did most soliders die form?
What ended the Spanish - American War?
the treaty of paris
what were the terms of the treaty of paris?
cuba independent, the US paid 20 million for philippines, guam and puerto rico
filipino rebels leader
What caused a war between the US and the Philippines?
filipinos wanted their independence
discoveres cause and cure of malaria
What wasa the Platt Amendment?
in cuban constitution, cuba can't form alliances with nations other than the US, US gets naval base in cuba
What type of governement was established in cuba?
military government led by General Wood
helped remove Queen Liliuokalani from Hawaii
polynesian islands, stepping stone into asia
Spheres of influence
having economic or politcal over a piece of land
What is the Open Door Policy?
gettign access to chinas markets
What were the reasons for the Panama Canal?
economic - trade, military - NAVY
land grant for specific purpose
Who first tried to bulid a canal in Panama and what happened to them?
French, They failed, disease and mismanagement
How did the US eventually get the land to build the canal?
US backed a revolt in Panama
What was the legacy of the canal?
America was viewed as suspicous by Latin America
What did Roosevelts refrence to a "big stick" refer to?
Good Neighbor Policy
US didnt want more land, but would police lands
What war threatened trade in Asia?
Russian Japanese War
american business strengthen ties with foreign countries
Why did southern democrats oppose imperialism?
they didnt want any more minorites in the US
What did anti imperialists feel that imperialism might lead to having to do with the military?
What was Samuel Gompers concern?
american laborers will lose their jobs to immigrants
What was Walter Hines Paige's argument?
capitalism and democracy
What was the Great White Fleet?
new battleships of NAVY, went on world tour
What was the imperialists economic argument?
to expand and sell goods to other people
What were the positive views of imperialism from abroad?
people wanted americas help, people wanted to be friends with such a powerful nation
What were the negative views of imperialism from abroad?
america should stay out of others business.