Chapter 22. Section 1 Expanding Horizons. President George Washington in 1796 stated, “increase trade with other countries, but to have as little political connection as possible.” He warned Americans to “steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”.
“increase trade with other countries, but to have as little political connection
as possible.” He warned Americans to “steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”
Noninvolvement in world affairs
Expanding a nation’s boundaries
A time when powerful European nations exercising economic & political control over weaker countries.
U.S. and Japan begin to trade
Sent to Japan with 4 warships to open up ports for the U.S. He would return in 4 months for an answer.
Treaty of Kanagawa
Agreed to open 2 ports
Secretary of State, William Seward, purchased Alaska for the U.S. for 7.2 million in 1867. Signed a treaty with Russia to buy the Russian colony. Nicknames:
*Seward’s Ice Box
*polar bear garden
Became a territory of the U.S. in 1912
Minister seeking to “lift up” people in an uncivilized world – Africa, Asia, and Latin America
President James Monroe told European countries they were not allowed to establish new colonies in North and South America.
Alfred Thayer Mahan
President of the Naval War College
“Sea Power is essential to the greatness of every splendid people.”
1883: Congress authorized construction of the 1st steel-hulled warships. Later shifted from sail to steam power.