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Week 6 Notes - HIST 1302

by: Amanda Haynes

Week 6 Notes - HIST 1302 Hist 1302

Amanda Haynes
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History of U.S. since 1865
Ransom P. Cross

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These notes cover the U.S.'s expansion to overseas markets to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
History of U.S. since 1865
Ransom P. Cross
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Date Created: 10/04/15
HIST 1302 History of the US Since 1865 Week 6 I The US Goes Overseas A Protestant missionaries spread throughout the world 1 They wanted to share the gospel with the world 2 Through sharing the gospel they would help create a cultured civilization to backward peoples a Their View of cultured civilization was WASP White Anglo Saxon Protestant civilization 3 China was the main destination for many Protestant missionaries B Entrepreneurs overseas 1 Entrepreneurs began looking to foreign countries for a new export market for American goods 2 Resulted in Economic Imperialism a The ends justify the means in business 1 Anything goes as long as your business ends up overseas 3 Why were entrepreneurs going overseas for business a Frederick Jackson Tumer s Significance of the Frontier in American History 1 Stated that the American frontier was closed because it was settled b Therefore entrepreneurs broadened their horizons for the next big opportunity II The Rise of American Imperialism A B Imperialism has a negative connotation in most cases American Imperialism 1 Definition a We sought to expand our horizons and bring democracy to the rest of the world b Extension of the term Manifest Destiny to the world The US used its immense military power to a Trap foreign markets into doing their bidding b Build military bases in strategic areas across the Pacific Ocean c Overall grow in size and strength in order to become a world power Some advocates for expansion believed in social Darwinism a The belief that there is an elite race of people and an inferior race of people Big Navy Policy a Inspired by Alfred Thayer Mahan s The In uence of Sea Power upon History b Destroy the culture of areas you wish to control and replace it with your own 1 If you do that you can control that country unchallenged for years The beginnings of foreign interest a All the countries below were annexed by the US and became US territories 1 Pago Pago in 1878 2 Hawaii in 1893 3 Samoa in 1899 Jingoism s role in imperialism a Chauvinistic patriotism 1 This method threatens the country of interest with force in order to ensure their obedience and to maintain our own national security III The Spanish American War A Cuba was trying to achieve independence from Spain 1 The US believed that Spanish control of Cuba was against the Monroe Doctrine a Europe was not allowed to colonize any country within the Western Hemisphere 2 Therefore Cuba s independence would make the US happy B When Cuba began fighting for independence the yellow press sensationalized what was going on 1 Exaggerated the horrors committed by both sides 2 The US did not intervene until later C US government policy regarding the Spanish American War 1 Originally tried for peaceful negotiations between Cuba and Spain a Failed 2 McKinley and the battleship Maine a President McKinley sent the battleship Maine to Havana harbor coast of Spain to protect US citizen s treatment 1 Real reasoning behind sending the Maine was to intimidate the Spanish b The battleship Maine exploded in the Spanish harbor 1 Thought to be sabotage on the part of the Spanish even though they stated otherwise 2 However it was later proven to be a manufacturing aw Spain c Used this event in combination with others as a way to justify getting involved in the war with Spain De Lome Letter 1 Written by a Spanish ambassador 2 The letter stated that a McKinley was weak and catering to rabble and besides a low politician who desires to leave a door open to me and to stand well with the jingoes The Maine as well as the De Lome letter spurred the Americans into the war with 1 The US won the war in 4 months The Rough Riders 1 This group was the first US volunteer cavalry and the only 1 out of 3 that actually participated in battle a This group was lead by Theodore Roosevelt after Colonel Leonard Wood was reassigned African American troops in the Spanish American War 1 5 regimes participated in the war against Spain 2 After the war they were awarded 5 medals of Honor Paris Peace Treaty 1898 1 This treaty officially ended the Spanish American War 2 Spain gave up most of their territories to the victor the US because they had no choice 3 These lands include a Cuba Puerto Rico Guam and the Philippines 4 To save face the US gave Spain 26 million 5 The US took on the big brother role with Cuba a This would build resentment within Cuba IV Imperialism A Resulted in unequal human and territorial relationships 1 Why a Based on Social Darwinism Imperialism is negative in nature 1 It exploits native inhabitants in order to benefit a select few individuals Based on cosmopolitan or world view 1 It is the duty of the civilized society to spread civilization to a backward people V US Becomes a World Power A The McKinley administration had a very imperialist outlook in territorial expansion 1 Annexed Hawaii so that they could eventually become a state 2 Created a Naval Base at Manila in order to treat it like a colony a Justification 1 Their colonizing the country would prohibit others from doing so 2 The people there were unable to rule themselves 3 Extension of Manifest Destiny B This new imperialist mentality goes COMPLETELY against what America stood for 1 We were against colonization due to the fact that we were once under the thumb of colonization VI Debates Over the Treaty of Paris A Emilio Aguinaldo March 22 1869 February 6 1964 1 Aguinaldo was a Filipino general politician and independence leader 2 Helped start the Philippine Revolution a It consisted of a few skirmishes for independence B Anti Imperialist League 1 Worked tirelessly to stop the peace treaty from being accepted a The fight against the peace treaty was widely liked by many members of society for 2 main reasons 1 Idealism against moral 2 Self interests 2 Inevitably the Treaty of Paris was passed by 1 vote over the 23rds required to pass it VII American Filipino War A Caused by the Treaty of Paris B The US was very harsh to the Philippines people just like their predecessor Spain 1 The US would not allow the Filipinos to rule themselves by any means 2 The US also committed many atrocities a If an insurrection occurred kill all those near the insurrection including those uninvolved C The Philippines mostly settled down in 1902 although some fighting did continue until 1913 1 From 1915 onward the Philippines became one of the US s strongest allies a Why 1 They had no other options due to the fact that they had no armies or government VIII The US and Cuba A The McKinley administration did not want to grant Cuba their independence once they were in the US s control 1 Resulted in the Platt Amendment a Cuba could not make treaties With foreign countries b The US had absolute authority to intervene control the Cuban economy and government c Cuba had to lease or sell land to the US for naval bases 1 Resulted in Guantanamo Bay B Cuba had to comply With the US s requirements due to the fact that their economy depended on the sugar industry in US markets 1 In essence Cuba became an American colony IX The US and Puerto Rico A Foraker Act 1900 1 Annexed Puerto Rico as a US territory 2 This meant that a Congress could control their policies b Insular cases upheld the Constitution form 1901 to 1904 1 Puerto Ricans had the rights of US citizens a Except for the right to vote and representation Within the government c Due to the fact that Puerto Rico agreed to the terms above they didn t have to pay taxes X China and the Open Door A B The US pressured China to open the door to foreign industry and missions 1 This was done so that the rest of the world could have access to China s market 2 The Europeans weren t thrilled with this plan however they went along with it anyway When this method didn t work they threatened military force to get China s compliance C D Boxer Rebellion 1900 1 This rebellion threatened China s stability and safety 2 Imperialist action stopped it Second Action 1900 1 The foreign countries agreed to acknowledge and respect China s politics and territorial borders a China was too big to control 2 In addition the foreign countries accepted money instead of land to pay for the damages caused by the Boxer Rebellion XI Theodore Roosevelt Carollarv A Hay Herran Treaty 1902 1 Columbia gave the US a land grant for the construction of the Panama Canal a This took longer because of an impasse with Columbia 1 In order to break the impasse the US encouraged Panama to revolt against Columbia then sided with them Hay Bunau Varilla Treaty 1903 1 This treaty finalized the plans and payments for the Panama Canal 2 Completed in 1914 C The US compensated Columbia for the loss of Panama D The Panama Canal was passed to the Panamanian government in 2000 XII Theodore Roosevelt Geopolitian A Master of gun diplomacy B Took the Monroe Doctrine further 1 Roosevelt stated that he had a right to intervene in Latin America in order to keep Europe out of there 2 It was the right of the US to keep Europe out of their business C This gave the US a big brother stigma amongst many countries 1 Not in a good way D Asia 1 The goal was to ensure the open door policy remained intact and kept the balance of power 2 Portsmouth Treaty 1905 a Ended the Russian Japanese War b We brokered the treaty and we favored Japan 3 Taft Katsura Agreement 1905 a The US allowed Japan to rule Korea b Only if they left the Philippines alone 4 Root Takahira Agreement 1908 a The Japanese expanded to Manchuria in order to have a buffer zone in case the Russians attacked them 5 Gentlemen s Agreement 1907 10 a These agreements were informal Congress was left out of it between Japan and the US 1 Japan agreed to not allow any more immigration to the US 2 The US agreed not to discriminate against the Japanese students in schools in San Francisco Great White Fleet 1 The US wanted to ensure that no one would mess with them or their territories so they set out with 16 battleships to show off their might a 1st stop was Tokyo Bay 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