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HIST 1312-003, Week 5 Notes

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These are notes for 9/26, 9/28, and 9/30.
U.S. History from 1865
Bradley Folsom
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Date Created: 10/02/16
Highlighted in Blue: important concepts In red: guaranteed to be on the exam (know the year) Imperial America 1896-1903  Spanish American War o US declares Cuba is free of Spain o US can’t take Cuba because of the Teller Amendment o US is really unprepared but Spain couldn’t fight back, so US wins o Theodore Roosevelt  Assistant secretary of the Navy  Resigned from his position, Assembled a group of fighters, Fought in Cuba  Writes articles about the battles in Cuba (everyone thinks he’s amazing)  Teddy’s Gov’t Involvement  Calling for reforms (protecting workers, etc.)  Runs for governor  People start thinking he will be the next Republican candidate  Is quieted by McKinley by putting him on as VP o US wants Guam and Puerto Rico  Also wants the Philippines (going against promises to the Philippines)  Starts the Philippine-American War o Philippine-American War  Philippines do not attack directly  US uses violence (destroying towns, killing people who they suspect are involved)  Concentration camps (Many Filipinos die)  William Howard Taft  Additional violence isn’t the answer  Becomes governor of the Philippines (appointed by McKinley)  Says Filipinos can have some gov’t say, but not all  Encourages US to send goods to the Philippines  Dollar diplomacy – winning people over, not with violence, but with goods and other things  Neocolonialism o Election of 1990  McKinley gets elected with Theodore Roosevelt as VP o US Dealing with Diplomacy in Other Ways  Bribes, puppets, blackmail, Finance campaigns (of gov’t leader we want to win election), Trade  China  US suggests an open market for China (China stays independent, China buys goods from whoever offers the best price)  Boxer Rebellion o Society of the Harmonious Fist – the Boxers attack anything that isn’t Chinese o Different people from different countries put together a rescue force to rescue people from Bejing  “Banana Republics” – politically unstable areas that are dependent on other countries for imports  Politics o McKinley elected with Teddy Roosevelt as VP o Assassination of William McKinley (1901)  Leon Czolgosz –  His parents worked in factories, treated badly  Leon had to quit school and work at a young age  Joins a union, participates in strikes (one strike gets violent and Leon’s friend gets beaten to death)  Leon believes capitalism is causing this, gets into Anarchist Communism  Heard about a man who killed a prime minister because of his beliefs (causes Leon to decide to assassinate McKinley)  Learns McKinley will be attending a technology fair, so he purchased a revolver and bandages the gun onto his hand  Shakes McKinley’s hand, shoots McKinley twice  Doctor sews him up, thinks the bullet didn’t hit anything  Bullet had hit his stomach, so for a week his stomach acid is leaking out and McKinley dies  Leon sentenced to death (one of the first people to be killed by the electric chair)  Actually ends up moving people away from Anarchist Communism  Theodore Roosevelt becomes president o Secret Service 24 hrs for President (after McKinley dies) o Robert Todd Lincoln – (Abraham Lincoln’s son) present for Garfield and McKinley’s assassination, refuses nomination for presidency because of it READ TEXTBOOK CHAPTER 20 The Progressive Era 1901-1917  Life gets better o Technology improving o Progressivism (specifically Progressive politics) o Economic growth  Theodore Roosevelt o Background:  Born into a Republican family  Child hero: Abraham Lincoln  Physically & mentally tough (graduated from Harvard with honors)  Kind-hearted, compassionate  Bullier of bullies o A “Square Deal” – Roosevelt wants to make sure everyone has opportunities


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