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Imperialism in Latin America

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John Fischer

on 10 January 2014

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Imperialism in Latin America
Economic Motives
Before Imperialism, Latin America was only aloud to trade with bigger countries such as Mexico and Spain, expanding the trade industry would help Latin America as well as other countries
North America built the Panama Canal for the interest of shortening the 13,000 mile trip from Eastern America to Western America and strengthening the economy to make more money
Monroe Doctrine
Religious Motives
Spain wanted to spread the Catholic faith by establishing new churches in Latin America.
Europeans wanted to spread and protect their moral beliefs and to educate Latin America about other cultures such as Portugal and Spain
Political Motives
Latin Americas government was very unstable
Latin America was ruled unfairly with bribery, patronage, and force
Caudillos ruled almost all the countries with a dictatorship force
Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution started in 1910 and lasted until about 1920
An uprising was led by Francisco I. Madero against monarchy ruler Porfirio Díaz
This resulted in a new republic nation but political, social and economic instability
Brazil's Independence
John Fischer, 4th period, 1/10/14
Imperial Motives
Laws and Policies
Nationalistic Movements
Effects of Imperialism
Positive Effects
The Columbian exchange of plants, animals and technology
Creation of modern nation states
Fusion of native and spanish cultures to produce the modern Latin American cultures
Negative Effects
Destruction of native civilization
Loss of population
Introduction of African Slavery
What is Imperialism?
Roosevelt Corollary
The Monroe Doctrine was created because the United States and Britain were concerned over the possibility of European colonial expansion in the Americas
The main objective of the Monroe Doctrine was to secure the newly independent colonies of Latin America from European intervention and control
James Monroe
Imperialism Definition: The policy of extending a nation's authority by the establishment of economic and political leadership over other nations

The main countries involved with Latin American imperialism are the United States and countries in Europe (Portugal and Spain)
The Roosevelt Corollary is a proposition that follows the Monroe Doctrine created by president Theodore Roosevelt in 1904
It states that the United States can intervene in conflicts between European countries and Latin America
Brazil was enslaved by the Portuguese from 1534 until 1823
Brazil fought Portugal for more than one year to gain its independence, which they won on September 7th, 1823
Brazil's Flag
The Panama Canal
Theodore Roosevelt
The Columbian Exchange
Latin America
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