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the policy in which stronger nations extend their economic, political, or military control over weaker territories.
Alfred T. Mahan
- Admiral of the US Navy
- urged the govt officials to build up American naval power in order to compete with other powerful nations
- Result: US built 9 steel-hulled cruisers
A belief that free market competition would lead to the survival of the fittest
White Man's Burden
- Seward arranged for the US to buy Alaska from the Russians for $7.2 million
- had trouble persuading the house of rep's to approve
- Alaska becomes state 1959, was rich in timber, minerals, and oil.
-After Hawaiian King Kalakaua died his sister came to power with a "Hawaii for Hawaiians" agenda
-proposed removing the property owning qualifications for voting
-to prevent this business groups organized a revolt
-overthrew the queen and set up govt headed by Sandord B Dole
-a Cuban poet and journalist in exile in NY
-launched a revolution in 1895
-organized Cuban resistance against Spain, using an active guerrilla campaign and deliberately destroying property, specifically amer. owned sugar plantations
- wanted to provoke us intervention to help the rebels achieve a free Cuba
A style of writing that exaggerates the news to lure and enrage readers
De Lome Letter
-private letter written by the Spanish minister to the US
-A Cuban rebel stole it from a post office and leaked it to newspapers
-it critiqued McKinley calling him "weak" and a "crowd pleaser", minister apologized and resigned
-Americans were angry over the insult to their pres.
The Uss Maine
-was sent to Cuba to bring home any American citizens in danger from the fighting
-ship lew up in the harbor of Havana, 260+ men killed
-April 20 US declared War
-Amer fleet in the Pacific steamed to the Philippines
-commodore George Dewey gave command to open fire on Spanish fleet at Manila - destroyed all spanish fleets
-US and Spain signed cease-fire agreement ending the "splendid little war"
A volunteer cavalry under the command of Leonard Wood and Theodore Roosevelt.
Treaty of Paris
-ended the Span-Amer war, Spain freed Cuba, turned over Guam and PR to us, and sold Philippines for $20mil
-legislation passed by Congress in which the US ended military rule in PR and set up a civil govt
Us supreme court ruled that the constitution did not automatically appeal to ppl in acquired territories
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