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U.S. Imperialism

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Michaela & Alexis lalalala

on 20 December 2010

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They had
pineapples, sugar, coaling stations, and they were a convienient location for naval bases for traveling to Asia. The U.S. was interested in Hawaii. The U.S. also wanted
the Philippines. The Philippines were on the way to Asia, so the U.S. could stop there to refuel and restock ships. They wanted to trade with Asia. In addition, the U.S. wanted Alaska. They had fur, timber, oil, and metals for valuable resources. Ideologies: Why did the U.S. want imperialsim?
1.) Nationalism- love for one's country.
2.) Cultural Superiority The U.S. wanted China to open more than one trading port. China's trade was valuable. John Hay, the secretary of state introduced the open door policy. It was created to allow all
nations to trade equally
with China. The U.S. made Cuba
a protectorate and built a navy base there so that they could have Caribbean influence. The U.S. governed Puerto Rico
as a seperate territory. They
wanted it because they wanted to influence the Caribbean and protect themselves from the south, so the U.S. put a naval base there. The Panama Canal The French worked on the Canal for a while, but they ran out of money. Then, John Hay negotiated with Columbia to purchase the French's equipment to work on the canal. To no avail. Then, the Panamanians had a revolution (with the help of the U.S.) and became their own republic and gave the U.S. control over the canal in 1904. The U.S. wanted the Panama Canal so that they could make shipp travel and trading less costly and more efficient.They finished the canal in 1914. Mexico has offered valuable resources to the U.S. However, they have had many leaders that have tried to interfere with the U.S.'s trading system. Porfiriro Díaz and Victoriano Huerta were two rulers in Mexico at one time. Mexicans led revolts against these rulers and Americans had difficult times reasoning and negotiating with them. With the assistance of the U.S, Huerta and Díaz were both removed from power. The U.S. still traded with Mexico. Because the U.S. imperialized, they did all of the followng things: Helped Mexico to drive out Victoriano Huerta. Helped Panama become its own country. Rid Hawaii of monarchies. And set up a naval refuling base . Got timber, fur, metal, oil and pineapples from Alaska and Hawaii. Got to construct the Panama Canal and made boat travel more efficient. Made it possible for all countries to trade equally with China from the Open Door Policy. Alaska
Purchased by William H. Seward in 1867, who saw its potential for natural resources. Hawaii
The farming communtity overthrew the Queen, and the U.S. annexed them in 1887. China
The Brittish foced China to open 5 more trading ports and then the Secretary of State, John Hay, created the Open Door Policy so that the U.S. and all other countries could trade with China. Cuba
The U.S, got Cuba from spoils of the Spanish-American War in 1898. Puerto Rico
The U.S. obtained Puerto Rico as a Spanish-American War spoil in 1898. They paid $20 million dollars for it. The Philippines
The U.S. got them as a spoil of the Spanish-American War in 1898. To gain control over many areas, the U.S. used the navy and other army forces. Samoa
The U.S. overtook Samoa after the treaty of Paris in 1898. They wanted it for economic trade.They also put a navy station for protection from the South there Guam
The U.S. got Guam as a spoil of the Spanish-American War in 1898. The U.S. put a refuling station there. Nowadays, Alaska is the 49th state of the U.S. Hawaii is the 50th state of the U.S. Samoa is an American protectorate. The Philippines are an independent country. Guam is an American protectorate. Puerto Rico is a seperate American territory. The Panama is controlled by the Panamanians. Cuba is a communist country. We have no interactions with them.
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