U.S. Imperialism Evan and Sam

By e_arms
  • U.S. Intervenes in Chile

    U.S. Intervenes in Chile
    The United States was determined to assert their influence in Chile after the defeat of President José Manuel Balmaceda in the Presidential election. This was politically based to show power over Britain.
  • Strong Advocation for Acquiring Cuba

    Strong Advocation for Acquiring Cuba
    Expansionists such as James G. Blaine call for the U.S. to acquire Cuba because of its strategic location in the Carribean.
  • U.S. Gains Possession of Puerto Rico

    U.S. Gains Possession of Puerto Rico
    United States gains control of Puerto Rico through military invasion and the Treaty of Paris. This gave the U.S. a place for naval bases and land to seed. The bases were a military idea, and the land was used for the sugar market and American economy.
  • Open Door in China

    Open Door in China
    The Chinese wanted to secure the international prosperity by enacting the open door policy. This was an agreement with the forgien powers to make it so that all countries had equal opportunity to trade with China. No one opposed this act, but i created a free open market in China for the rest of the world.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    This was a uprising within the Chinese nation that rose up to oppose the forgien imperialism in China. The uprising took place during a period of severe drought and economic struggle. They did not like the fact that other countries were benifiting from their own economic prosperity. The rose up to "Close" the "Open Door".
  • Civil Government in Puerto Rico

    Civil Government in Puerto Rico
    Civil government is established in Puerto Rico under U.S. control. Popular participation less than rule under Spain. Based on political and economic expansion. Political tension with Spain. Land will helped sugar markets in U.S.
  • Platt Amendment

    Platt Amendment
    A forced provision to the Cuban Constitution drawn up by the U.S. secretary of war. It restricted Cuba's autonomy in diplomatic relations with other countries and in internal financial policies, required Cuba to lease naval bases to the United States. It also authorized U.S. intervention to maintain order and preserve Cuban independence.
  • U.S. Naval Base Established in Cuba

    U.S. Naval Base Established in Cuba
    U.S. obtains a naval base in Guantanamo, Cuba. This is due to military expansion.
  • U.S. Intervenes in Colombia

    U.S. Intervenes in Colombia
    The U.S. intervened with Colombia over the freedom of Panama. This was because of American economic interests in building the Panama Canal. The U.S. intervened through military action.
  • U.S. Acquired Canal Zone

    U.S. Acquired Canal Zone
    U.S. acquires Canal Zone in Panama in order to facilitate trade and make money. This is an example of economic imperialism.
  • U.S. Seizes Conrol of Customs House

    U.S. Seizes Conrol of Customs House
    U.S. controls the customs houses in ports in the Dominican. This helps them control the economy. Customs houses were seized for economic reasons.
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    Financial Supervision of Dominican Republic

    United States attempts to preserve economic interests in the Dominican Republic. This is for economic purposes.
  • Russo-Japanese War/Treaty of Portsmouth

    Russo-Japanese War/Treaty of Portsmouth
    This war was started when the japanese lost parts of southern Manchuria. Russia then captured Port Arthur, the Japanese coup was stopped by Russia. Japan attacked Port Arthur, the Japanese won however they had a lot of costly 41,000 people. Roosavelt help mediate a pace agreement in Portsmouth, and thus the peace came from the treaty of Portsmouth.
  • U.S. Troops Deployed in Honduras

    U.S. Troops Deployed in Honduras
    The United States uses military action in an attempt to prevent losing economic intrests to Nicaragua.
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    U.S. Troops Deployed in Nicaragua

    Troops are sent to Nicaragua for military reasons.
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    Financial Supervision in Nicaragua

    Based on economic expansion.
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    U.S. Troops Deployed in Nicaragua

    U.S. troops are deployed in Nicaragua for military reasons.
  • Panama Canal Completed

    Panama Canal Completed
    The Panama Canal was completed because of possible economic gains for the U.S. 106,000,000 cubic yards have been excavated for this project. The opening bring new importance and prestige to the United States. The canal cost over 80,000,000 euros. The canal 85 ft above sea level opened for its doors in 1914 after World War 1
  • U.S. Leased Corn Islands

    U.S. Leased Corn Islands
    U.S. leased Corn Islands near Nicaragua for economic reasons.
  • U.S. Seizes Vera Cruz

    U.S. Seizes Vera Cruz
    U.S. seizes Vera Cruz, Mexico because of military reasons. The current president Woodrow Wilson made it so that they could seize VeraCruz to use for tactical and military reasons. The sieze and stayed there for about 6 months however they left fearing diplomatic relations.
  • U.S. Intervenes in Mexico

    U.S. Intervenes in Mexico
    The United States uses military action to intervene in the Mexican Revolution.
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    U.S. Troops in Haiti

    U.S. troops deployed in Haiti in order to maintain U.S. control over the island. This was to protect the Panama Canal from invasion. The troops were invloved for economic and military reasons.
  • Canal Option

    Canal Option
    In the year 1916 the United States purposed a canal in Nicaragua to create trade routes and strategy. Payed 3 Million dollars for the option, eventually the Treaty agreement in 1916 didnt go through and the option for the canal in Nicaragua didnt happen.
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    Financal supervision of Haiti

    U.S. maintained financial supervision of Haiti to preserve American economics interests. This was because of economic reasons.
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    U.S. Troops Sent to Dominican Republic

    U.S. troops sent to protect the Dominican Republic for military reasons.
  • Citizinship and Political Rights Granted

    Citizinship and Political Rights Granted
    United States granted citizenship and greater political rights to Puerto Ricans. Island still unincorporated territiory under American governor.
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    U.S. Troops Deployed in Honduras

    U.S. troops are deployed in Honduras for military reasons.
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    U.S. Troops Deployed in Nicaragua

    U.S. troops are deployed in Nicaragua for military reasons.
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    U.S. Troops in Nicaragua

    U.S. troops deployed in Nicaragua for imperialistic purposes related to military.
  • Americans Profit More Than Puerto Ricans

    Americans Profit More Than Puerto Ricans
    New governor Theodore Roosevelt Jr. finds that poverty and hunger are rampant in Puerto Rico. Influx of money promoted economy, but Americans reaped benefits. Americans using Puerto Rican land for sugar market.