From the mid 1800s to the early 1900s the United States expanded their territorial control.
Analyze the role that Imperialism played in American foreign policy. Discuss what the United States gained and if America lived up to the ideals of Democracy, Opportunity, Liberty, Rights and Equality.
1. Specifically refer to at least 2 documents (include source and the year to cite) 2. Write about 3 different countries.
3. Use 10 key vocabulary words
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Source: The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine 1904 Summary US may be the international police power in the Western Hemisphere (Americas). Extending the idea of the Monroe Doctrine
“generally loosening of the ties of civilized society may in America, as elsewhere, ultimately require intervention by some civilized nation, and in the Western Hemisphere the adherences of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrongdoing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power.”
Source: MapUnited States Acquisitions and Annexation 1857 to 1904
Source: The Platt Amendment, 1903
Summary Government of Cuba has to let the United States intervene in Cuba. US can buy or lease Cuban Lands. Also Cuba cannot make a treat with another country without US permission
“Article I: The Government of Cuba shall never enter into a treaty or other compact with any foreign powers which will impair or tend to impair the independence of Cuba, nor in any manner authorize or permit any foreign power or powers to obtain by colonization or for military or naval purposes, or otherwise, lodgement in or control other portion of said island…
Article III: The Government of Cuba consents that the United States may exercise the right ...
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