The Unfinished Nation: Chapter 20 The Imperial Republic
Chapter 20 Main
evolution of the old continental concept of Manifest Destiny to justify a
new expansion of America
across the seas.
initial forays of American imperial power into places such as Hawaii
role of the Spanish-American War in catalyzing these imperialist stirrings
into a full-fledged American empire.
attitudinal, political, and military adjustments forced on the nation in
its new role as a major world power.
American imperial experience in the Philippines
and what lessons American leaders took from both.
A thorough study of Chapter 20 should enable the student to
new strand of Manifest Destiny, and its roots in the old Manifest Destiny
objectives of American foreign policy at the turn of the century with
respect to power in Western Hemisphere.
relationship between American economic and military interests and imperial
developments in Hawaii, Samoa,
and Puerto Rico.
causes and events leading up to and through the Spanish-American War.
military and political problems encountered in fighting the Spanish and,
subsequently, the Filipinos.
motives behind the Open Door notes and the Boxer intervention.
nature of the military reforms carried out following the Spanish-American
imperial ambitions in comparison with broader global trends in imperialism
at the turn of the century.
The launching of invasions or
attacks by private individuals organized as a military force. Anti-Spanish
Cubans used the United States
as a base for filibustering expeditions against the Spanish government of Cuba.
President James Monroe's declaration
in 1823 that the Western Hemisphere was off limits to further European
colonization and that the United States would consider any effort by the
European powers "to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere
as dangerous to our peace and safety." This policy of opposing outside
interference in Western Hemisphere affairs has been the
enduring cornerstone of United States
policy toward Latin America.
Spheres of Influence:
Zones of economic control carved
into China by
the United States
and the imperial powers of Europe