How Did Roosevelt Foreign Policy As Darwinian Struggles

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Manuel Trigueros Hons. US History, Per. 2 1-13 -11 Chapter 20 Foreign Policy as Darwinian Struggle 1. Roosevelt had both physical fitness and collective national strength. a. An undersized boy, he pursued a body-building program b. On his North Dakota ranch, he learned to value the “strenuous life” 2. Although famou8s for saying “speak softly and carry a big stick,” Roosevelt not only had a big stick he spoke loudly. a. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for helping end the Russo-Japanese War b. The big stick and loud talk were meant to preserve order and peace. 3. Roosevelt divided the world into civilized and uncivilized…show more content…
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. 3. The relationship with China was plagued by the exclusionist immigration policy of the United States and by laws inhibiting citizens. Balancing Japan in the Pacific from California to Manchuria 1. Population pressures, war and a quest for economic opportunities caused Japanese immigration to the United States to increase dramatically around the turn of the century. 2. Threatened by this competitive success, native white Californians sought ways to exclude Japanese workers were barred from factory jobs and shunted off to agricultural labor in California fields and

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