IMPERIALISM 1890’S-1900’S. FOCUS ON SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, TR , TAFT AND WW. KEY INFLUENCES. 1-Missionaries Rev. Josiah Strong— “Our Country: It’s Possible Future and Present Crisis”—missionary work. American Missionaries In China, 1905. Social Darwinism. White Man’s Burden.
FOCUS ON SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, TR , TAFT AND WW
In China, 1905
White Man’s Burden
Hierarchy of Race
US Foreign Investments
Hearst to Frederick Remington:You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war!
Private letter by Spanish Ambassador to US
McKinley is “weak”
USS Maine sent to evacuate Americans out of Havana
-Feb. 15th 1898---Maine blew up in Havana Harbor
Funerals for Victims
August 12, 1898---armistice—5000 die of disease
only 400 men die from war injuries
TR in Panama
Construction starts in 1904
*continued occupation of Philippines
After (US-Phil War 1899+)
Aguinaldo fought US
Nobel Peace Prize
End of TR’s Presidency . . . . .
1-Improve financialopportunities for American businesses.
2-Use private capital tofurther U. S. interestsoverseas.
3- the U.S. should create stability and order abroad that would best promote America’s commercial interests.
*The U. S. shouldbe the conscienceof the world.