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Chapter 22. Section 1 Expanding Horizons. President George Washington in 1796 stated, “increase trade with other countries, but to have as little political connection as possible.” He warned Americans to “steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”.

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chapter 22

Chapter 22

Section 1

Expanding Horizons

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President George Washington in 1796 stated,

“increase trade with other countries, but to have as little political connection

as possible.” He warned Americans to “steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”

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isolationism

Noninvolvement in world affairs

expansionism

Expanding a nation’s boundaries

imperialism

A time when powerful European nations exercising economic & political control over weaker countries.

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Matthew

Perry

Sent to Japan with 4 warships to open up ports for the U.S. He would return in 4 months for an answer.

Treaty of Kanagawa

Agreed to open 2 ports

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Secretary of State, William Seward, purchased Alaska for the U.S. for 7.2 million in 1867. Signed a treaty with Russia to buy the Russian colony. Nicknames:

*Seward’s Ice Box

*polar bear garden

*Seward’s folly

Became a territory of the U.S. in 1912

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Josiah Strong

Minister seeking to “lift up” people in an uncivilized world – Africa, Asia, and Latin America

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Monroe Doctrine 1823???

Remember?

President James Monroe told European countries they were not allowed to establish new colonies in North and South America.

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Captain

Alfred Thayer Mahan

President of the Naval War College

“Sea Power is essential to the greatness of every splendid people.”

1883: Congress authorized construction of the 1st steel-hulled warships. Later shifted from sail to steam power.