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western sulture and christianity was viewed as superior to other cultures and religions
americans believed we had a "fate" or "god-given right" to expand to the pacific ocean
nationalist reasons for imperalism
competing with other western nations for colonies abroad and feared america was losing its power
explosion occured on Maine, sinking the ship and causin deaths of more than 250 american sailors
filipino revolutionary, ordered his troops to attack american soldiers stationed in phillipines
Dr. william crawford gorgas
best known for his work in stopping the spread of yellow fever and malaria by stoping the mosquitos that spread it.
why imperialism grew
1.search for natural resources
3. Advances in military technology
4.humanitarian and religious goals
situation between Britain and Venuezuela disputing over a territory of land in which the U.S used this method to intervene
arbitration (settlement of a dispute by a person or panel chosen to listen to both sides of and come to a decision
president involved in the spanish american war. hesitance for war lost him reelection
factors leading to the spanish american war
De Lome letter (spanish ambassador criticism of president, explosion of the U.S.S, Maine, rejection of Mckinleys list of demands *authorized cuban independence (1898) latet that year signed treaty of Paris
stipulated that the cuban government could not enter any foreign agreements, must allow us to establish naval bases on island and give U.S the right to intervene when necessary
puerto rico unlike cuba did not gain independance but due to this act gained citizenship in 1917
1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine in which he asserted the right for the U.S to intervene in Latin Nations
advocated "Big Stick Democracy" and Roosevelt Corollary, aka being a huge peacemaker during his presidency, built panama canal
elected to presidency in 1908, excercised dollar diplomacy which was increased investment in foreign economies
William Howard Taft
ended dollar diplomacy and implemented moral and legalistic standards, proposed League of Nations, tried to keep U.S out of WWI
President Woodrow Wilson
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