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Social Causes #1– Promoting the “Superior” Social Order . US Expansionist Foreign Policies:. Social Darwinism. The “White Man’s Burden”. US as protector and promoter of a superior culture. Social Causes #2 – A Distraction from Social Troubles at Home. US Expansionist Foreign Policies:.

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Us expansionist foreign policies

Social Causes #1– Promoting the “Superior” Social Order

US Expansionist Foreign Policies:

Social Darwinism

The “White Man’s Burden”

US as protector and promoter of a superior culture


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Social Causes #2 – A Distraction from Social Troubles at Home

US Expansionist Foreign Policies:

Race Riots & Labor Wars

Cycles of Boom & Bust

  • 1893 – 1898, 3rd major depression in 25 yrs

Progressive Movement

Mother Jones

Ida B Wells


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Political Causes

US Expansionist Foreign Policies:

a. Everyone else is doing it

b. Monroe Doctrine


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Political Causes

c. Panama Canal:

                             i. Clayton-Bulwer Treaty of 1850

ii. Concerns over national security

US Expansionist Foreign Policies:

d. Hemispheric Leadership


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Ideological Causes

US Expansionist Foreign Policies:

a. Isolationism

b. Manifest Destiny

i. Under Polk

c. Nationalism:

           i.  Alfred Mahan

ii. Imperialism is natural

extension of manifest destiny


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Religious Causes

US Expansionist Foreign Policies:

Christianize


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Economic Causes

US Expansionist Foreign Policies:

a. Industrial Revolution

b. US frontiers are closed so must look outside of US

c. 1889 Pan American conference


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Acquisitions

US Expansionist Foreign Policies:

a. 1867 Alaska

b. Hawaii 1898

c. Samoan Islands and Midway: 1899


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