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WKU - HIS 241 - Class Notes - Week 6

School: Western Kentucky University
Department: History
Course: U.S. History Since 1865
Professor: Patricia Minter
Term: Spring 2016
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Name: HIST 241 Notes Week 6
Description: Notes taken from Lecture in Class
Uploaded: 03/01/2018
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background image HIST 241 Notes Week 6 2/27/2018 Imperialism I. American Foreign Policy in the Nineteenth Century o background of neutrality/isolationism  o Monroe Doctrine (1823) o B. The Americas as an American “sphere of influence” II. The causes of late 19 th  c. American imperialism o A. Economic Factors 1. Industrialization and overproduction  2. Calls for greater military presence o B. Ideological Factors 1. Manifest Destiny and closing of the frontier 2. Christian mission  3. myth of Anglo­Saxon superiority  4. Calls for “the Strenuous Life”  (Theodore Roosevelt) III. Spanish ­America War and its aftermath o A. Causes  ­­role of the “Yellow Press” ­­ “Remember the Maine” o B. “A Splendid Little War” (April­Aug. 1898) o C. Aftermath ­­ Cuba and the Philippines Cuba ­­Platt Amendment (1901) ­­Guatanamo Bay 2. Philippines ­­annexation debate ­­insurrection (1898­1902) ­­Emilio Aguinaldo 3. Imperialism justified in the name of the “white man’s burden” IV. US Foreign Policy 1899­1914 o A. Open Door policy toward China  ­­Boxer Rebellion (1900) o B. Latin American policy  ­­Panama Canal (1903)
background image ­­Roosevelt Corollary (1904)  o US as self­appointed Policemen of the world V. The United States and the “War to end all Wars” o A. American  idealism vs. cold reality of Geopolitics and “special interests” ­­last hurrah of Progressivism o B. Causes and Results ­­Failure of the Alliance System ­­The horrors of trench warfare and stagnation 3/1/2018 World War I I. World War I, 1914­1917 o The Alliance System and the Outbreak of WW I o massive militarization / chain reaction caused by alliances/  o The horrors of trench warfare and stagnation II.  America and the World War, 1917­1918 o A. The path towards war ­­sinking of the Lusitania ­­Zimmerman telegram Germany asks Mexico to aide them in the case the United States  enters the War in exchange for Texas and Arizona o B. America enters 1917, as Russia departs America wants to convert Russia into the Modern Democratic Era War was very unpopular in Russia Bolsheviks  o C. American forces turn the tide ­­ Allied victory US entering the war turns the tide III. The US Homefront o A. Creation of a Command Economy Government gets to choose what is made and how much of it is made o B. Short term change in Workforce ­­Women Use as Justification for Suffrage ­­African Americans and the “Great Migration” African Americans moving from the South to the North and West 1910: 90% of African Americans living in south  ­­race riots/ “Bloody Summer” of 1919 One the war is over, they don’t need them anymore

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School: Western Kentucky University
Department: History
Course: U.S. History Since 1865
Professor: Patricia Minter
Term: Spring 2016
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Name: HIST 241 Notes Week 6
Description: Notes taken from Lecture in Class
Uploaded: 03/01/2018
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