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New American Diplomacy. Chapter 7 Section 3. New American Diplomacy. Teddy Roosevelt mediated peace, acquired Panama Canal Zone Taft and Wilson worked on US trade and influence in Latin America. Open Door in China. US concern was commerce not conquest “sick man of Asia” with vast potential

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New american diplomacy

New American Diplomacy

Chapter 7

Section 3


New american diplomacy1

New American Diplomacy

  • Teddy Roosevelt mediated peace, acquired Panama Canal Zone

  • Taft and Wilson worked on US trade and influence in Latin America


Open door in china

Open Door in China

  • US concern was commerce not conquest

  • “sick man of Asia” with vast potential

  • Foreign invaders create “Spheres of Influence”

  • China’s feelings? US?

  • McKinley and John Hay issues Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy


Boxer rebellion

Boxer Rebellion

  • Secret societies of resistance formed to rid China of foreigners

  • Boxers killed 100’s in embassies

  • Imperialist troops march on capital, rescue foreigners and squash rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion

  • US would protect free trade in China


3 american beliefs

3 American Beliefs

  • US believed the growth of our economy depended on Exports

  • US had the right to intervene abroad to keep foreign markets open

  • Closing an area to American products, citizens, or ideas threatened US survival

    * Increase world peace by displaying US Power…


Panama canal

Panama Canal

  • Long term goal of trade route to Asia was achieved

    Building the US Panama Canal

  • Route thru Panama was challenged by Columbia (Panama was province)

  • US supported Panama’s revolt

  • Sign treaty: US paid $10 million, annual rent ($250,000)

  • Opened in 1914, US controlled until 1999

    How Locks Work


Foreign policy latin america

Foreign PolicyLatin America

  • Roosevelt Corollary (added to Monroe Doctrine) stay out of Latin America – use force to protect economic interest

    Monroe Doctrine

  • “Big Stick Diplomacy”

  • Dollar Diplomacy- replaced European loans with US loans


Latin american interests

Latin American Interests

  • Missionary Diplomacy

  • Moral responsibility to deny LA gov’t we viewed as oppressive, undemocratic, or hostile to US interest

  • Pressure to establish democracies


Crisis in mexico

Crisis In Mexico

  • Mexican Revolution tests missionary diplomacy

  • Victoriano Huerta seizes control of Mex. Gov’t

  • Gov’t of Butchers is not recognized by US

  • “Watchful waiting”

  • Incident-“Mexico arrests US sailors, US invades port city (close to war)


Rebellion in mexico

Rebellion in Mexico

  • Venustriano Carranza becomes new president in 1915

  • US recognizes gov’t

  • Some Mexicans reject new gov’t

  • “Pancho” Villa upset with US, kills Americans

  • Wilson orders John Pershing to capture Villa (in Mexico)

  • Carranza wants US out, War is imminent

  • European conflict interrupts possible conflict


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