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Warm-Up 5/7. Write a simile for Imperialism. Projects. You should be very proud! I know I was!. Review. What is imperialism? Why were some Americans against imperialism?. Japan. Connection with Japan.

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warm up 5 7

Warm-Up 5/7

Write a simile for Imperialism

projects
Projects
  • You should be very proud! I know I was!
review
Review
  • What is imperialism?
  • Why were some Americans against imperialism?
connection with japan
Connection with Japan
  • Commodore Matthew Perry (and a very young U.S. Navy) established trade relations with Japan in 1854
  • We need a coaling station in the East
midway islands1
Midway Islands
  • Using the idea of Manifest Destiny, The Midway Islands were annexed (joined/added to the USA) in 1867.
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Who
  • United States & Russia
  • Russia owned Alaska (aka “Russian America) from 1799 - 1867
who what how
Who, What, How
  • Russia in debt from war
  • Sec.of State William H. Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million. (that’s only about 2 cents an acre!)
  • At the time, critics thought Seward was crazy and called the deal "Seward's folly."
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When
  • The sale took place in 1867
why did the us get involved
Why did the US get involved?
  • Expand power & gain natural resources!
  • Major discoveries of gold made in AK in the 1880s and 1890s.
  • Brought attention and people to Alaska.
  • Today, petroleum transported across the state through a pipeline is Alaska's richest mineral resource.
the purchase of alaska
“The Purchase of Alaska”
  • Questions to think about while reading:
    • What was going on in the US when Alaska was purchased from Russia?
    • Why was the sale considered a “folly”?
    • When and why did attitudes towards Alaska change?
    • How were the native people of Alaska treated?
where
Where
  • Hawaii is in the Pacific Ocean, about 2,387 mi from CA
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Who
  • Until the late 1890s, Hawaii is ruled by a monarch.
  • American Sugar and Pineapple Planters on the island become very wealthy and powerful.
liliuokalani
Liliuokalani

Last queen of Hawaii

1891-1893

what happened and how did it happen
What happened and How did it happen?
  • Queen Liliuokalani is removed from power by American military force
  • Pressure had been put on the gov’t from strong businessmen w/ interests in Hawai (including Sanford Dole – the pineapple guy!)
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When
  • Hawaii becomes annexed to the US in1898
  • Why did the US get involved: America gains greater access to goods!
the annexation of hawaii
“The Annexation of Hawaii”
  • Questions to think about:
    • How were American missionaries treated when they first arrived in Hawaii?
    • Why did planters want Hawaii to be part of the US?
    • What was President Cleveland’s stance on the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani and the annexation of Hawaii?
closer
Closer
  • In your opinion, do you think it was a good idea for the United States to purchase Alaska and Hawaii? Why or why not?