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William Jennings Bryan
Democratic presidential candidate in 1896, advocated free silver. Against imperialism and gave his famius cross of gold speech at the democratic convention. Imoortant to oolulist party so farmers and debtors liked him.
Ohio businessman and Hamiltonian who aided McKinley personally and politically. He believed in "trickle down" economics. His campaign helped nominate McKinley. He led the "Gold Bug" movement against Bryan.
Fourth Party System
A term for the time the Republicans had a right grip on the White House and the issues of industrial regulation and labor concerns were prominent. Came with the election of McKinley.
the increased high tariff created in 1897 as a result of the re-rising of the United States economy. Bill passed under McKinley in 1897; establishing a 46.5% tariff. It had over 850 amendments tacked onto it by lobbyists.
Gold Standard Act
Act demanded by hard-moneyites that was finally passed in 1900 providing that paper currency was to be redeemed freely for gold.
Big Sister Policy
an extension of the Monroe Doctrine formulated by James Gillespie Blaine in the 1880s that aimed to rally Latin American nations behind US leadership and to open their markets to US traders.
A term used to describe the convergence of social and political objectives between the United States and the British Empire in the two decades before World War I.
Open Door Note
The term "open door policy" refers to the proposition to keep trade in China open equally to trade with all countries, preventing any one nation from controlling trade in the region.
Big Stick Policy
A method of negotiating where it is approached peacefully, but recognizing the possible need for force. Specifically used in reference to American foreign affairs during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
the United States had the right to intervene in the domestic affairs of its neighbors if those neighbors probed unable to maintain order and national sovereignty.
What was the imperialist argument for expansion? The anti-imperialist argument? Be sure to cite economic and racial reasons.
The argument for imperialists was that the us was the greatest country in the world and had a duty to civilize other nations. Imperialists believed they were humanitarisn and not conquerors. The anti imperilists beliveed it was fundementally wrong. The economic reason fell on the imperialists that it would be beneficial and the racial reasons fell on the anti imperialists because they believed it was morally wrong to capture other countries without their consent.