BIG Question: Was American Imperialism during the late 1800s and early 1900s contrary to America's founding values?
Historical Context: As the United States was growing enormously in economic and social stature at the end of the 19th century it was looking for new opportunities to expand it's wealth and to be perceived as a world power.
Based on Chapter 14 in the textbook
- Remember the Maine
- Roosevelt Corollary Document
- The Yellow Journal Project
- American Imperialism Trial Project
Foreign Policy, Imperialism, Colonization
FJ Turner's Thesis- Frontier is gone, manifest destiny has been achieved
Admiral Mahan- Naval Power
Japan- Comodore Matthew Perry
Was "Seward's Folly" an example of expansion or imperialism?
Annexation of Hawaii(1898)
Spanish- American War (1898)
Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, The Phillipines, TR and the Rough Riders, Emilio Aguinaldo, The Platt and Teller Amendments, The Foracker and Jones Acts
"Open Door" Policy with China
"Big Stick" Diplomacy
Panama Canal, Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, TR wins Nobel Peace for Negotiating Truce between Russia and Japan
"Dollar Diplomacy"- Taft
"Moral" Foreign Policy- Wilson in Mexico
Anti- ImperialismHelpful Websiteshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as7Hw0uuYeY- Annexation of Hawaii in 3 Minuteshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU5l4yQCpMM- Overview of Spanish American Warhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no9k3Qtwoy8- TR builds the Panama Canal