-Beginning in 1867, and through the next century, global competition caused the US to expand.
*___________________________________- the policy in which stronger nations extend their economic, political, and military control over weaker territories.
-This was already a trend around the world.
*___________________________________- putting one’s national above all else. Pride in one’s country is important. Putting the nation’s interest first in dealings with all other countries.
*______________________________________ - as an admiral in the Navy, he urged the government to build American naval power in order to compete with other powerful nations.
-The US Navy would _____________________________________________________.
-Most Americans warmed to the idea of expansion overseas.
-With manifest destiny, they had already pushed the US borders to the Pacific.
3 factors fueled new American imperialism:
-Imperialists viewed foreign trade as a solution to ____________________________ and the related problems of _________________________________________ and __________________________________________.
-They argued that the US had a responsibility to spread Christianity and “civilization” to the world's “inferior people.”
The US Acquires Alaska
*______________________________- arranged for the US to buy Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.
-At the time Alaska was known as “____________________________________”
-In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state. It turned out to be a great buy, which was full of resources.
-Hawaii was important to the United States because it was a _________________ on the way to China and East India.
-In 1887 the US established a ____________________ at ____________________, which was used as a fueling station.
-By 1900, foreigners and immigrant laborers outnumbered natives 3 to 1.
-Hawaii was a major source of __________________for the US.
-The McKinley Tariff of 1890 provoked a crisis by eliminating the duty-free status of Hawaiian sugar. -As a result, Hawaiian sugar growers faced competition in the American market.
-American planters in Hawaii called for the US to annex the islands so they wouldn't have to pay the duty.
*____________________________________________- surrendered to the superior force of the US and the white foreigners who planned to overthrow her.
-The US set up a government headed by *__________________________________.
-In August 1898 Congress proclaimed Hawaii as an American territory.