Reasons it occurred in this time period industrial revolution surplus of materials and foods. Export it over seas. Imperialistic. Basically means colonizing. Manipulating their economy which is not a good thing; morally. We’re imperialistic as of 2012.
1920-1941: America will become an isolationist.
If you can’t beat em, join em! o Powerful senators like Henry Cabot Lodge said that if America was to be a world player we needed to become imperialistic like England, Germany, and France. Teddy Roosevelt was an imperialist “living the vigorous life.” o It was our burden to educate the world about democracy and Christianity. o *We needed sea-power; a navy to protect our vital interests. (Alfred Thayer Mayan)
The Importance of Sea-Power in History 1890 o Projection of American Power. Protect vital interests (oil). To move troops, supplies, and people.
The Creation of International Markets o The Open Door Policy in China was a foreign policy statement made in 1899 by US Secretary of State John Hay that said/
“All nations should have equal trading rights in China.” (Including the United States
China: A Market for the West o This was in reference to the increasing influence that European powers were exercising in Asia markets after the opium wars, and America’s interest after acquiring the Philippines
American Internationalism o The Boxer Rebellion: In 1898-1901 US expeditionary forces along Europeans which put down the rebellion of Chinese nationalists within China who despised Christian and capitalist influence in China. o McKinley: 1897-1901: shot by an anarchist but he did win the 1900 election so Teddy Roosevelt became the “accidental president” o The dollar diplomacy was the foreign policy of the Taft