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History 330

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Diplomatic History
S. Mooney
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Date Created: 10/07/16
History 330­ week 6 Railroad company advertised american immigration  to fill in the center part of the US with 6% interest, no money down for housing. Due to the immigration scheme About 30% of the midwest were born in another country Immigration:­ ­ Shifting patterns to eastern and northern europe ­ Irish and chinese : the chinese exclusion act where the specific group of people  were barred from entering the US. ­ 10 years no migration, only group to ever be subject to this prohibition      ­  jewish emigration from russia created tension and led to a decline US­Russian relations,  Americans were worried that they were going to be overrun by these people. The panama canal:­ ­ Schemes to build a canal are proposed by the french, british and US from the  mid 19th century on. ­ 1850 clayton­Bulwer treaty called for a jointly owned british­american canal. Was  not a good deal and wanted to get out. The acquisition of the territories by the US was very intentional. South american countries  become the backyard of the US. The US was involved in their government. Panama was a province of colombia­ but the panamanians wanted to be removed from  colombia and americans wanted the canal so they helped panama become free.Columbia was  upset for foreign involvement.  Results of expanding US involvements ­ Increasing US domination of caribbean ­ Continuing interest in east asia ­  Creation of an overseas empire ­ Evolution of US into major world power ­ Greater US wealth & power  ­ Increasing tension in asia ­ Increasing anti­american hostility in latin america ­ US entanglement in rivalries that end  producing 2 world wars Why would most people argue that this was an empire by accident? ­ Because america come in trying to help? Trying to be a benevolent power ­ white man's burden­ it is the burden or duty of a white european modern nation to modernize out backward countries ­ Americans like to feel good about themselves­ after the expansion, they wanted  that feeling so they wanted people to view their acquisition on a moral high ground.  Ideas that def into imperialism ­ Demands for economic expansion ­ Belief in a nation's mission ­ Responsibility for helping others  ­ missionary/religious impulses ­ Racism ­ Rationale for imperialism:­ help people move towards  modernization ­ Social darwinism ­ Righteousness ­ Mahanism­ based on strategic concerns. ­ Alfred T. Mahan­ pivotal in  american history in establishing the position for american power  projection. ­ His assumption was  that great empires control the sea. That the US should  enlarge the navy because large navies project power both  militarily and economic. Protecting free trade. He also  argues in favor of annexation of the hawaiian island. ­ Wrote a book” the  influence of sea power upon history” started an arms race.  He was the one who coined the term “the middle east”.  The doctrine lead to a vast build up of navies that  eventually clash in World war 2 ­ Economic interest­ trade Pacific expansion:­ Hawaii annexed in 1898­ while hawaii was an independent entity, much of its foreign policy was  run by americans. There was a great fear that the japanese would look towards hawaii and USA wanted to get  there first. Edward Curtis­  JP Morgan ­ Business dealer who funded edward curtis’ artistic work 1896­1900­ IMP  ­ John hey ­ Secretary of state.Imperialistic impulses and the entry of the  united states as one of the great powers ­ Why so imp­ global coming out of the US. also when we bit of  more the we can chew with puerto rico, philippines. ­ Created a lot of debate and unrest at home ­ Mckinleyism: ­ Mckinley overseas foreign policy negotiations himself ­ This is a departure from past presidents who rely on experiences  Sec. of State ­ Sends troops to china without congressional approval­ first  president to do this, he thus expands the power of the presidency ­ Lays the basis for the modern imperial presidency. ­ War with spain is seen as method for securing better strategic  positions in south east asia­ beginning of american involvement in this region all  the way up to Vietnam(1896­ 1968) . Mckinley had intentions initially to protect  trade. ­ Annexation of other islands is intended to help further protect  american interests ­ An easy victory with little cost to the country ­ Lefeber essay from MP book ­ 4 reasons for expansion of the spanish­american war ­ General impulses for war by public and leaders (hearst­ pulitzer rivalry)­ yellow journalism, when someone whips the public in a  frenzy to get into war ­ Humanitarian reason but as an “aberration”­ spanish  american war was a meant to be a humanitarian issue ­ “Large policy” imperialism­ mahan, lodge, and roosevelt­  ­ Economic drivers (biggest) What drove the US to effectively change course and gain territory ­ Teller:­was initially intended to help and can be see as the humanitarian reason  ­ Economic reason­ annexation of cuba was for gains ­ Appearance of expediency but turned out to be the opposite ­ Platt amendment:­ conditions by which US would pull out of cuba ­ Decided not to annex but they cannot do anything else American Empire:­ During the gilded age­ there was what they called  “new imperialism”: trying to civilize people American thoughts at home: because there was instability at home, people like carnegie began  to trade outwards and participate in new imperialism. American was isolation in terms of how foreign countries influenced them but after this period,  America was looking to see how could influence other countries. During the philippino war:­ racist towards their subjects and was in no way equal to americans. 1900 ELECTION:­ This was an election for the referendum on Mckinley's imperialist Downes Vs Bidwell, 182 US 244 (1901)­ sued on the grounds of the puerto rican territory, under the uniformity clause of the Constitution, he states that he should not have paid taxes on his  goods and that they owed him money. The imperialists abjected his position because it challenged congressional authority to  create laws  for the territories that would be unconstitutional for the state. Puerto rico was not fully party of US, “foreign in a domestic sense” ­ It was the first legally established legal government Huus: Foraker Act  meant that Puerto rico’s port were considered within the united states for  shipping purpose only. That means americans can go to the ports and do as they like (like  guantanamo bay today) Therefore we know that constitutional rights are not extended to territories. Puerto rican were aware of  themselves as second class citizens Guiding principles of American Foreign policy:­ ­ Idealism ­ Realism­ Gave US power to start policing the western hemisphere. Roosevelt  thought that being the policemen of the world was the manly thing to do. He believed  that if US didn't that someone else will. (Hoar) Senetor ­ Anti­ imperialist and critic of the McKinley administration ­ Denounces US intervention in panama ­ Served on lodge committee to investigate US war crimes in the philippines Ideology tensions raised by american foreign policy of the 1890s Teddy Roosevelt:­ ­ Aggressive foreign policy ­ Favorite saying: west african proverb “speak softly and carry a big stick” ­ Assistant sec. Navy under william Mckinley; resigned during the spanish­  american war to recruit the “rough riders”­ cavalry regiment which led in the battle of San Juan hill. ­ President Mckinley’s VP (1900); took over after Mckinley’s assassination (1901) ­ Established the “roosevelt corollary” to the monroe doctrine ­ Won nobel peace prize in 1906 for negotiating settlement of the russo­japanese  war 1905 ­ Conspicuous interventionist policy in the caribbean and central american ­ His vision was that diplomates can promote commerce and carry on the  civilization mission. Thaft:­ Dollar diplomacy ­ Latin americans did not trust him or dollar diplomacy Willson:­ ­ He was a progressive who believed on social engineering ­ He wanted to soften “dollar diplomacy”  ­ He believed that he could help mankind thought expanding trade and  manufacturing ­ Moral imperialism­ concept that american ideals can be spread through exports  and invests of manufactured goods. ­ Open door policy­ free flow of trade, investment, information and culture ­ His foreign policy was know as liberal internationalism ­ liberal internationalism­  worldwide freedom will disappear without the US open  door policy ­ Sends troops more times than roosevelt in the caribbean  By 1914­ The US made ⅓ of the world's manufactured goods


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