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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

  • You should be very proud! I know I was!
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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?
  • Hawaii is in the Pacific Ocean, about 2,387 mi from CA
  • Until the late 1890s, Hawaii is ruled by a monarch.
  • American Sugar and Pineapple Planters on the island become very wealthy and powerful.

Last queen of Hawaii


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!)
  • 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?
  • In your opinion, do you think it was a good idea for the United States to purchase Alaska and Hawaii? Why or why not?