U.S. Foreign Policy through the Great War The Open Door Policy
Open Door Policy • America’s approach to China around 1900\ • Favored opening trade relations between China and other nations • United States was concerned that European “spheres of influence” would prevent the US from reaching China’s millions of customers • Many Chinese resented foreign influence of any kind
Annotation • “Besieged in Pekin” • Looks for evidence to either prove or disprove the statements in the anticipation guide.
What is the author trying to accomplish?What parts of the text show you that? • Write your response • Discuss you response with your face partner • Discuss your face partner’s response with your shoulder partner • Be prepared to share your group’s discussion with the class