Presentation top top theme: "What is Imperialism? The policy in which more powerful nations expand their economic, political, or military regulate over weaker territories. Is expansion."— Presentation transcript:




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2 What is Imperialism? The plan in which stronger nations expand their economic, political, or military regulate over weaker territories. Is expansion a common theme in American History? must we think about the Indian wars an act of Imperialism? Or is it only imperialism as soon as we have actually to get on a boat?

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3 an international competition european Nations had been establishing colonies for centuries. In the late 19th century Africa was their prime target. Imperialists likewise competed for region in Asia, especially China. Most Americans gradually embraced the idea of expansion overseas. This stemmed native the idea of manifest destiny. Three determinants fueled the brand-new American Imperialism Desire for military strength thirst for brand-new markets belief in cultural superiority.

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4 Desire for armed forces strengthAmerica prided itself as being above the petty battles of Europe—citizen army vs. Professional army Alfred T. Mahan—Influence the Sea strength on World history Build a canal in Latin America Build contemporary and an effective navy get islands in the pacific together naval bases The building and construction of the Maine, Oregon and also several other huge modern battleships changed the country into the world’s 3rd largest navy power.

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5 thirst for brand-new markets commercial Age permitted farms and also factories to produce an ext than consumers can consume. This left the U.S. In require of raw materials for its factories and new markets because that its goods. Is foreign Trade the answer? In order to save so plenty of Americans functioning in the factories and also in order come keep improving their working problems via Progressivism Imperialism would certainly be necessary.

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6 Belief in cultural superiorityCultural factors were also used to justify imperialism. An unified Social Darwinism (survival of the fittest) with the id in gyeongju superiority of Anglo- Saxons. They said that the united States had actually a obligation to spread out Christianity and also “civilization” come the “inferior people.” that the world

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7 Historical reasons of American ImperialismMonroe theory 1817-tells Europe to remain out of the west Hemisphere, means that that belongs to the US argues that Latin America is a critical US attention Manifest Destiny American Democracy is best type of federal government “The flag follows trade, Soldiers follow the flag” Alfred T.

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Mahan dad of the modern US Navy argued in donate of aggressive expansion in the pacific Teddy Roosevelt progressive Champion at residence Imperialist aggressor abroad

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8 Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine"Any country whose civilization conduct us well have the right to count upon our hearty friendship. Chronic wrongdoing, however, may pressure the United states to exercise an global police power." “There is a homely adage which runs, "Speak softly and also carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly and yet build and also keep at a key of the highest training a thoroughly effective navy, the Monroe Doctrine will certainly go far.”

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