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.
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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”
Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the McKinley administration.
Imperialist and American nationalist.
Criticized PresidentMcKinley as having the backbone of a chocolate éclair!
Resigns his position to fight in Cuba.Teddy Roosevelt
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
Chronic wrongdoing… may in America, as elsewhere, ultimately require intervention by some civilized nation, and in the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrongdoing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power .Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine 1905
Constable of the World ultimately require intervention by some civilized nation, and in the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such
*continued occupation of Philippines
After (US-Phil War 1899+)
Aguinaldo fought US
Nobel Peace Prize
End of TR’s Presidency . . . . .
Taft as President Rushmore?
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.