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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Reasons for expansion:expansion of tradeexpansion of dominioncivilizing less advanced regions Chapter 21: Toward Empire EXPANSION AND IMPERALISM 1. Expansion of American trade2. Expansion of American dominion3. Civilize the less advanced regions of the world REASONS FOR EXPANSION 1. 2. 66,3% 27,4% Towards the beginning of 1890, Americans sought to gain island possessions. The new territories were intended less for settlement than for use as naval bases, trading outposts, or commercial centers in major trade routes. 51% 73% 8% 5% ACQUISION OF EMPIRE THE LURE OF HAWAII AND SAMOA 10% 26% Hawaii was a "gateway" between the US and Asia. The US began their acquisition of Samoa in 1872. In 1899, the US agreed to share control of the island with Germany 1. 2. 100% 29.190 Titulos 44% 56% 16.256 The Treaty of Paris (1899) ended the Spanish-American War. It stated Spanish recognition of Cuban independence; Spanish cession of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands to theUnited States; and U.S. payment of $20 million to Spain. Unicos 12.807 ISI In the 1880s, the US had to rebuild it navyfrom scratch. Naval construction would give the US an offensive advantage at sea. THE NEW NAVY WAR WITH SPAIN The war with Spain was brief. It increased American confidence, strengthened the office of the presidency, dramatically enlarged the United States empire, and made the United Statesthe dominant force in the twentieth century. CONCLUSION The war with Spain and solidified American confidence. From 1867 to 1900, the United States hadtransformed itself from a relatively small, isolationist nation to a force to be reckoned with.
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