Throughout the 19th century, American relations with China were restricted to a small but profitable trade a. The British, in competition with France, Germany, and Russia, took advantage of the crumbling Manchu dynasty to force treaties on China, creating “treaty ports” and granting exclusive trading privileges in various parts of the country. b. American attitudes toward the Chinese people reflected this confusion of motives. 2. The annexation of Hawaii and Philippines in 1898 and 1899 convinced Secretary of State Hay that the US should have announced a China policy.
At that time, imperialism was a trend around the world. America became an imperialist nation because of economic reasons, military interest, and cultural superiority. Foreign policy experts insisted that U.S leaders should set up a military presence out of the country. Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor became the naval base for the United States. It was a refueling station for American military and merchant ships headed to Asia.
Noah Glaser IAH 201 Section 009 Dr. Magee T.A. : Russell Stevenson At the time of the Spanish American War the United States went from relative isolation to increased global involvement because of wanting to Americanize the world and having commercial interests abroad. The consequences of this increased global involvement on American society were increased levels of racism towards Asians, specifically Japanese-Americans, and the United States establishing itself as a world power that was attempting to make the world a better place. The time of the Spanish-American War was an interesting period in history for the United States. The nation as a whole was very optimistic about the future due to the U.S becoming more influential around
Through successful civilian administration, the Islands were modernized and the nation prepared for eventual independence. President Theodore Roosevelt established a naval base in the Philippines at Subic Bay in 1901. By establishing this naval base in the Philippines, Roosevelt viewed it as a critical strategic asset in opposition of Japan's growing military. This Naval base also provided a key opportunity to trade with China, who had just come out of isolation. China had many natural
The American Revolution was revolutionary by bringing change in economy. Due to the Revolution there was a big change at the state level where power went to the less wealthy (Doc I). Also the economy was changed by abolishing primogeniture (Doc G). Doing so enabled other people to get wealthy without having come from a wealthy family. Economy was an initiative to stop prevents people from supporting Great Britain.
Because of the large amounts of profit they were making, they ended up buying more land and equipment on credit. However, when the war ended, the economy was disastrous once again, with farmers having to default onto this credit as a result of a lower amount of profit they were making. To fix these economic problems, Harding implemented a number of economic policies. The Secretary of the Treasury, Andrew Mellon, passed the Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act was passed, which allowed Harding to raise any tariff by 50%. The act also emplaced the Tariff of 1922.
Policymakers in the US were not interested in peace, but rather what they could get out of peace. When it came to negotiating, they blatantly denied Britain’s proposal to allow their Native American allies to stay in their Midwest territories when such a limitation would require the ever growing population of the States to sacrifice precious farmland. Also, the British conceded valuable fishing rights to the American government for the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The treaty did not even mention the problem of impressments that the US tried to pass as justification for declaring war in the first place. The participation in this war also resulted in an explosion within the US Navy that made future overseas endeavors possible, and the United States gained serious respect from European powers that had previously noted the budding country as a cute experiment.
This increase in power made many countries and governments hungry for more power and would do anything to find it. The only thing that stood between Europe and the East were the Muslims. Europeans had been searching for a cheaper and easier route to the East for quite some time but when Marco Polo came back from his almost twenty year journey to China, their desire to find this new route became even more intense. Marco Polo brought back with him tales of luxurious items like rose-tinted pearls and golden pagodas. they realized more than ever that they needed to find this new route to the East.
Mickey To October 22, 2012 Period 10 ~ Top 25 ~ 1. Explain how the U.S. Justified their goal of imperialism | Global competition (worldwide colonization) desire for military power Thirst for new market (trade/materials)Belief in cultural superiority (social/darwism) | 2. State how important the 1867 acquisition of Alaska was for the U.S. government | For $7.2 million the territory proud to be rich in timber and eventually oil purchased from Russia | 3. State how the Hawaiian monarchy was forced out of the power in the late 1800 | King katakaua was forced to sign a new constitution giving voting rights to wealthy property owners In 1821 queen lilioukalani promoted Hawaii for Hawaiians for this she was placed under house arrest Sanford b dole was named head of govt.
This is the most significant reason for our aggressive policy of expansion with political, economic, and military control as major objectives. We were looking for markets, which is the easiest way to colonize. In addition, investment opportunities like produce in Hawaii and certain mines in Philippines were noticed and desired. In Henry Cabot Lodge's "Our Blundering Foreign Policy," he reaffirms this point saying, "In the interests of our commerce and of our fullest development we should build the Nicaraguan canal, and ... for the sake of our commercial supremacy in the Pacific, we should control Hawaii and Samoa." The overseas territories were teeming with a cheap labor force, this would allow American goods to be made at a decreased cost.