Imperialism Era. Mr. Potts 7 th Grade Social Studies. U.S. Territories . Midway Islands Puerto Rico American Samoa Virgin Islands Guam. Discrepant Event. Directions: Each round students may ask 5 questions. Students may ONLY ask YES or NO questions.
7th Grade Social Studies
The Queen ruled over a beautiful land of lush forests, fertile farms, majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls, and winding rivers that led to the sea. For many years, men from far away had visited her land and admired its beauty and splendor. Eventually, many foreigners began to settle in her land and they prospered. These foreigners began to gain power and influence and soon controlled parts of the land’s government. The Queen grew displeased with this and attempted to stop the influence of the foreigners. The foreigners responded by bringing soldiers to the land. Soon the entire land was under the control of the foreigners, the Queen was exiled, and the foreigners ruled the land as if it had always belonged to them.
Buying from and selling to foreign countries.Imperialism Levels
Level 2 - Spheres of Influence
Areas where foreign nations controlled resources.
Level 3 - Protectorate
a nation or region that is defended and controlled by a more powerful nation.
Level 4 – Territory
a geographic area that is owned and controlled by a government or country.
1.Political - nationalism, to be the most powerful country by ruling many other countries.
2. Economical - to use other country's resources, receive cheap labor, have a market for their goods.
3. Religious - to spread their religion.
4. Ideological - believed that their race was better and had to civilize other people by teaching them.
5. Exploratory - people wanted to explore new lands for mapping.
Describe the reasons for IMPERIALISM
“…steer clear of permanent alliances…”
- George Washington, 1789
Who: William H. Seward
What: Purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million
Why: to expand the United States and claim valuable resources such as fur, timber, and minerals
EFFECT: GREAT DEAL @ $.02 cents per acre U.S. increased by 20% and GOLD was discovered in 1890.
Who: Queen Liliuokalani & John L. Stevens
What: annexation of Hawaiian islands
Why: Hawaiian resources and location
EFFECT: Hawaii becomes the 50th U.S. state, a naval location, and a major U.S. tourist destination
1. How did the U.S. convince Japan to be a trade partner?
2. What nation’s gained spheres of influence in China?
3. Describe in your own words the “Open Door Policy.”
4. What was the EFFECT of foreigners being in China?
5. What was China’s punishment following the Boxer Rebellion?