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History Week 5

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History Week 5 History 202

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Notes from the fifth week of lecture
American History
Dr. Marjenhoff
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Paige Evans on Friday September 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to History 202 at Shepherd University taught by Dr. Marjenhoff in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see American History in History at Shepherd University.


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Date Created: 09/23/16
September 16, 2016 History 202 Argentinian complaints about blockades around Venezuelan ports and capturing fleetscollection of loans by military means Went against principles of Monroe Doctrine Western Hemisphere was closed to European colonization Monroe Doctrine extended during the turn of the century Platt Amendment limiting Cuban independence 1903—Platt Amendment passed in US Congresslimited Cuban independence Cuban government cannot borrow money Cuban is going to have to sell or lease to US lands necessary for coaling or naval stations Guantanamo bay Roosevelt Cartulary We are going to have to be the Western Hemisphere’s police Be responsibleright of independence Roosevelt—equated empire with gender and idea of national power Compared to Oscar Wilde South DakotaTook up ranching, became a cowboy Hunter Camping/hiking “Kernel Roosevelt” –Spanish American War “The strenuous life”—the masculine life Purpose of American expansionism—racially advance humanity to a higher civilization White race is in competition with other races of the world for superiority Imperialism—Way of racial advancement Superior race Rough Riders Governor of NY 1886—McKinley made him VP President in 1901 after assassination White Mans Burden—Encouraging us to take Philippians Racial Imperialism We were not seen as liberators to Philippians—seen as occupying army Central to our export trade to Asia Expand trade to Asia Emilio Aguinaldo –Singapore In exile during combat against Spanish US sent to bring him back as an ally “Do not promise anything that we are not going to be able to live up to”Don’t encourage Philippian independence William Howard Taft—Governor of Philippians in 1901 The Progressive Movement Began around 1890-1920s/1930 Started on the municipal and state level back in the 1890sNational level after election of Teddy Roosevelt Roosevelt was one the champions of progressive movement as well as Wilson for Democratic Party Wide spectrum of middle and upper class activists Progressives were in favor of very questionable things: Prohibition movement (women) -Improve public health Anti-Tobacco -Improve public health Promote and Extend Democracy -Women’s suffrage Direct Election of Senators -Direct Primary election -Referendum on ballots Economics -Trust busting -Idea of inviting competition -Closing saloons Creation of income tax Progressive reforms left black America totally behind African Americans did not “progress” In the South: Lynching’s—100 a year Jim Crow Laws Segregation of states was legal 19 states banned alcohol 16 states banned cigarettes September 21, 2016 Trust busting—one of the goals of the progressives; Teddy Roosevelt Progressives wanted to extend democracywomen’s suffrage The referendum—voter gets to speak up on policy issuesasking opinion The recall—voters disgusted with governor, mayor, etc. Introduced first federal income tax, US Senators elected by vote instead of state legislatures Social Aims: Prohibition Abolish sale of tobacco Women’s Christian Temperate Union: Women need the right to vote in order to improve public policy, especially in regard to issues like alcohol and tobaccowomen having to take care of men who are “falling victim” to the vices of alcohol and tobacco Higher Education for African American youth—Dubois Edward Bellemi Racial segregation—temporary compromise Michael McGurr—progressivism was an attempt by middle class to force views onto upper middle class Gave too much power to the state Believed other social classes had to be transformed Settlement houses—Jane Adams Progressivism required social transformation Divorce race—20% Kerry Nation—associated with prohibition Regulate pleasure and alter masculine behavior Jacob Rees- How the other half lives


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