American Imeprailsm Dbq

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What clues do you get from the political cartoon that tells you the topic of the cartoon?
The topic of the cartoon is the Open Door Policy in China, which opened trade to all nations with China. The policy was proposed by the United States. Uncle Sam (represents the U.S.A) is holding a key which ‘opened the door’ to China (The word that is right above the door) is one clue from the Cartoon another clue is the people from other nations outside the door waiting to get into China.

What is the cartoonist’s attitude about this topic?
Based on the cartoon, the cartoonist may feel like the United is the hero in gaining access to China for all. Uncle Sam holds the key that opens the elaborate door and he is the tallest one out of all the nations, which symbolizes America’s success in the Open Door Policy. The other nations have smile on their faces or approving looks on them which shows that the other nations like the idea of the Open Door Policy. Uncle Sam is also depicted with proud and satisfied characteristics.

How did America use economic opportunities to influence control over other nations during Imperialism? Use a specific example in your answer.
A great example of how America used economic opportunities to influence control over other nations was the Dollar Diplomacy. The Dollar Diplomacy is the use of a country's financial power to extend its international influence. And America did just that. When Nicaragua went bankrupt from its rebellion the United States made a loan to them so they could pay off their debts. And when you lend someone money you would most likely expect them to pay you back. America was paid back by the country they were helping , let the U.S have more influence in their nation. This

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