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HIST 212 Notes- Oct 4th

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These notes cover isolationism and the beginning of WWI
United States History since 1877
Andrew Doyle
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history, american, WWI, Pre-WWI, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, HIST212
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Date Created: 10/05/16
HIST 212 Class Notes Oct. 4, 2016  There were two phases of isolationism o Latin America and Asia (1890-1916) o WWI (1917-1918)  Know the difference between these two, and their dates  Obama has pulled back on expansionism, and Trump wants to continue to do so  Hawaii annexation- refuel ships as they travel o Ships ran on coal at the time o Perfect for getting from San Francisco to China  Latin America o Trade was a big deal with Latin America  At the time, Latin America was just getting into the railroad industry  America wanted to ensure that they were buying all of their materials from us o US was seeking to increase trade network  Establish a military presence  Cuban Independence Movement  Cuban trying to gain independence from Spain o At this point, Spain was a weak and declining empire, and Latin America was its last hope for a world presence o The US declared war on Spain  Spain sunk the USS Maine and 150 people died  Neo-colonialism o The US also annexed colonies like the Philippines and Puerto Rico o The US granted independence to Cuba o The US was starting to dabble in economic and foreign policy  The Platt Amendment  The Panama Canal began as an effort of Columbia for trade o The Chinese took over the canal  Roosevelt- expand US power o Believed in “realpolitik”- German for realistic politics  Don’t try to spread democracy  Focus on expanding power o Wilson solely focused on spreading democracy o Roosevelt, JFK, and Reagan all supported realpolitik  Wilson criticized Roosevelt for intervening in Latin America o Don’t send in the Marines o He felt like Roosevelt always resorted to sending military forces in  Ironically, Wilson intervened repeatedly in Latin America o Just like Roosevelt o Wilson also intervened in the Mexican Revolution  The guys with the guns always take over  Woodrow Wilson in confronted with WWI- 1914 o US joined the war in 1917 o The US waited 2.5 years before joining  This was the most brutal war in modern history to this point o The US went in near the end and became more powerful, dominating world power  They used the same strategy in WWII


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