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  1. America’s First Steps Toward Global Superpower

  2. I. Motivations for Intervention • A. Economic: Industry Desires Resources and Markets

  3. B. Humanitarian: To Civilize and Christianize

  4. C. National Pride & Global Competition

  5. D. Racial: “Little Brown Brothers”

  6. E. Political Pressure & Yellow Journalism

  7. II. The Spanish American-War • Causes of the War: • Sugar

  8. -- The Sinking of the USS Maine

  9. -- Spanish “Brutalities” and Yellow Journalism

  10. B. A Short War: Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and Victory in 15 Weeks

  11. C. An American Puppet: Cuba & the Platt Amendment “The government of Cuba consents that the United States may exercise the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence, the maintenance of a government adequate for the protection of life, property, and individual liberty….”

  12. III. The Philippine-American War

  13. A. Spain Sells the Philippines

  14. B. Revolution, Race, and Guerilla Warfare

  15. C. “The Wolf by the Ears”: 50 Years Until Independence

  16. The U.S. in Latin America: Good Neighbor or Imperialist?

  17. A. Puerto Rico as Permanent Colony

  18. B. The Roosevelt Corollary Allows American Intervention in Latin America

  19. C. Panamanian Independence & The Panama Canal