Chapter 20 The United States Looks Overseas Section 1 "Eyes on the Pacific". The United States Looks Overseas (Pages 680-681) Opening Japan to Trade
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The United States Looks Overseas
"Eyes on the Pacific"
The United States Looks Overseas(Pages 680-681)
Opening Japan to Trade
U.S. warships, led by Commodore
Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo Bay.
The Expansionist Mood (Pages 681-683)
policy of isolationism (avoiding involvement in other countries' affairs).
The Turner Thesis
Promoting Economic Growth
Spreading American Values
Gaining Footholds in the Pacific(Pages 683-684)
Rivalry for Samoa
wanted to set up stations in Samoa where ships
could stock up on coal.
Conflict loomed in 1889 as all 3 countries sent
warships to Samoa.
islands of Samoa between them.
Interest in Hawaii
eyed Hawaii, a
group of islands in
the North Pacific.
when Captain James Cook, an
English explorer, arrived.
rejected a proposal to annex
been illegal and was not supported by the
people of Hawaii.
#22 & #24 Grover Cleveland
voted to Make Hawaii a
territory of the United States.
#25 William McKinley
Carving Up China(Pages 684-685)
Open Door Policy
The Open Door Again
The United States
“The Spanish-American War"
War Clouds Loom (Pages 688-689)
Rebellion in Cuba
> Cubans rose up again in 1895. To suppress the new revolt, the Spanish began a policy of reconcentration (the forced movement of large numbers of people into detention camps for military or political reasons).
sanitation poor. As a result, an estimated
urged the U.S. to help the rebels. Marti, Cuba's
greatest poet, had long dreamed of an
"Remember the Maine"
capital of Cuba. President McKinley ordered
the battleship USS Maine to Havana harbor to
protect American lives and property.
sank the Maine and killed 260 sailors. To this
day, no one knows what caused the explosion.
The United States Goes to War(Page 690)
Surprise in the Philippines
Fall of Manila
against the Spanish. Commodore Dewey
enlisted Emilio Aguinaldo, a rebel leader, to
help him seize Manila from the Spanish.
- Soon, the U.S. found itself in control of the Philippine Islands. Aguinaldo was a major
help to the United States, but the Americans
overlooked the fact that he was fighting for
- Soon he would be fighting against the Americans.
War in the Caribbean
An American Empire (Pages 691-692)
Debating the Treaty
Governing Cuba and Puerto Rico
Revolt in the Philippines
The United States
“The United States and Latin America"
Linking the Oceans (Pages 693-694)
Choosing a Site
Revolt in Panama
The Panama Canal(Pages 694-696)
not an engineering problem - it was disease.
in Panama. Real work on the canal could not
begin until those diseases were controlled.
William Gorgas, took up the problem.
The "Big Ditch"
Wielding a "Big Stick" in Latin America
Relations With Mexico (Page 697)
> Wilson was drawn into Mexican affairs again by the actions of Francisco Villa, a Mexican rebel general nicknamed Pancho.