The following information was presented
in this chapter:
As people in the U.S. started to have nationalism, the country expanded
their territories based on the belief. The expansion started in North
America, Latin America, and the Pacific.
- Economic, military, and moral reasons are the three main reasons
the U.S. tried to influence other nations.
- In North America, the U.S. purchased
Alaska from Russia in 1867 and were forced to earn Florida and the
Louisiana territory from Spain.
- In Latin America, President Monroe declared
the Monroe Doctrine to stop European countries to expand their control
over territory in Latin America.
- Puerto Rico became a territory of the U.S. in the Teller Amendment.
- In the Pacific, the U.S. dominated in the Philippines, Hawaii,
and China and accommodated
Important dates to remember:
1854 Matthew C. Perry, American Commander, took his navy to Japan
and forced the Japanese to trade
1867 The U.S. bought Alaska from Russia.
1895 A dispute between
Venezuela and Great Britain (the U.S. demonstrated its influence
in the Americas).
1898 The Spanish-American War.
1901 Platt Amendment was passed.
1904 Roosevelt Corollary was issued.
1906-1909 American troops started a revolution in Cuba and remained
1912 All the U.S. territories in North America formed into the
Who's who in this chapter:
Alexis de Tocqueville was a French writer who compared the American
and Russian patterns of expansion and predicted the two will be
the most powerful nations on earth during the 1900s.
Pancho Villa and Emilliano Zapata were rebel
leaders who succeeded to make the U.S. involved in the war and make
it look like the U.S. was supporting the Mexican government.
William Seward, the Secretary of State, was known for his purchase
of Alaska. Because people thought it was a foolish purchase, they
called it Seward's folly.