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U.S. History Since 1865

by: Jake O'Hara

U.S. History Since 1865 HIST 112

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Date Created: 10/19/15
Possible Essay Topics for History Exam 2 Imperialism Why and How does the country go in this direction 0 Reasons For 0 Frederick Jacksons Turner s Frontier Thesis 0 Money 0 Social Darwinism 0 Alfred Thayer Mahon Navy Officer 0 Quite simply colonizing new counties because lleveryone else was doing itquot o Justifications Frederick Jackson Turner we had llfilled inquot the US Frontier was a safety valve for people who didn t fit in and needed a place to go Trade Control Territories then you control trade Social Darwinism This is the belief that White protestant western culture is best Alfred Thayer Mahon 0 We need to have military protection for our foreign business estates 0 Need to better the navy before flight still 0 four navy was going to be all over the world then we need bases all over the world Wants a canal cut through central America to more easily transport ships from Norfolk to Cali Steel ships replace wooden ships in the form of battle ships 0 Great White Fleet 0 Hawaii 0 American Sugar planters move to Hawaii 0 Made an agreement that sugar in Hawaii is tariff free 0 Became profitable 0 Queen Lil is overthrown o Exists as an independent republic because Grover Cleveland didn t want it to become a state 0 Cuba 0 Was still a part of Spain 0 Yellow Journalism played a big role I William Hearst I Joseph Pulitzer I Stories weren t true 0 USS Maine Blows up I Boiler blew up I Press said that Spanish blew it up 0 Rough Riders Teddy Roosevelt 0 Elite fighting force 0 Make teddy Roosevelt famous for battle of San Juan Hill 0 US as an imperialistic nation 0 Puerto Rico I Totally controlled their Government till 1946 I Citizens are considered US citizens 0 Cuba I Allowed to have their own Government but closely watched I Platt Amendment Cuba cannot sign any agreements with any other countries without sign off from the US 0 Panama I Canal Progressives What were the themes Legislation 0 Shift from Lassiez Faire Government 0 Roosevelt o Taft 0 Wilson Both Democrats and Republicans were progressives o Comprised of growing middle class 0 Educated o Whites o Journalists o Muckrakers People who stir up dirt 0 Got people interested in problems and the government was to come in and fix them The start of the Primary Elections Let people create legislation at state level 0 Referendum 0 Initiative 17 h Amendment Must Elect Senators Liked to use scientific studies Local Government Changed 0 Mayor is replaced with llCity Management System State Government Began relying on professors and experts to make decisions Child Labor laws came as a result of the progressives Prohibition Because the poor s problems were said to be a result of drinking Immigration Restrictions 0 Literacy Requirements Wanted Big Government 0 Regulatory agencies that monitor big business 0 Upton St Claire The Jungle About meat packing industry


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