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Teddy Roosevelt and Imperialism

By: Audery Howe,Heather Suppan, Kerstin Vaughn, Taylor Ingham, Doug Simpson

Taylor Ingham

on 5 December 2012

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Transcript of Teddy Roosevelt and Imperialism

Teddy Roosevelt
and Imperialism Territories Conflict Teddy and Ferdie Bibliography Theodore Roosevelt "We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort." Ferdinand de Lesseps Ferdinand originally started construction in the 1880's of the Panama canal but had to abandon the idea after losing all of his investors. The plans were later purchased by TR for 100 million dollars. http://voices.yahoo.com/adopting-imperialism-teddy-roosevelt-shaped-us-2676956.html?cat=37
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/tr-panama/ Public Opinion Nicaragua- 1912
Dominican Republic-1916
Hawaii-1890 The United States gained many of these territories after defeating the Spanish in the Spanish-American War.
Panama was obtained by Roosevelt who had some rebels overthrow the government and obtain the land to build the Panama Canal.
Hawaii was taken over by the United States after overthrowing their queen. Philippine-American War- There were many varied opinions about American involvement in the Philippines. Many people thought that imperialism was contrary to American ideals. Others believed that Filipinos were savages that could not govern themselves. Main Reason Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

~Theodore Roosevelt Each one of these countries was taken over by the United States because the country contained something that the U. S. wanted, not just because they were kicking out the Europeans. U.S. Influence Theodore Roosevelt's actions during the American Imperialist movement include starting the construction of the Panama canal and helped to start a revolution in Panama in order to purchase the land he required. The U.S.'s influence was welcomed in the beginning by the Latin American countries. Yellow Journalism also affected popular opinion. It began during the Spanish-American war and was used to sensationalize facts. It made extreme exaggerations in order to make the opposition look bad. The countries believed they were being liberated from the European imperialists. Results of Involvement The climate in Panama was very hot and humid. Working conditions were horrible. The results of Theodore Roosevelt's involvement were both positive and negative. One positive effect of American Imperialism is the construction of the Panama canal for trade ships between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is still in use today.
The negative effects of American Imperialism are the Panamanian Revolution against Colombia so the United States could get the land for the canal they wanted and diseases such as smallpox that spread to these territories or were brought back to the United states. Also, American companies would throw natives off of their property if it would benefit their business (ex. The United Fruit Company). Theodore Roosevelt was big on imperialism. Using his great oratorical skills, he persuaded the public that imperialism was necessary for the United States to become a world power. The U. S.'s influence was apparent in many countries, especially Panama. They also had to deal with diseases like Yellow Fever and Malaria that were carried by mosquitoes which thrive in tropical areas. The Monroe Doctrine stated that European countries would not be allowed to spread their imperialism in the Western Hemisphere. If they did it would be taken as a threat against the United States and they would act. After the French completely failed, Roosevelt wanted to finish the incomplete Panama Canal. When Columbia (occupying Panama) said no, he initiated a revolt among the Panamanians that led to the formation of their own free country, watched by the U.S., of course. The grateful new country was perfectly happy to give the canal rights to their liberators, which was TR's goal all along. THE END Space... the final frontier.
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