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Goal #3: To explore American imperialism in the Caribbean and Latin America

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Notes on the American Empire | Abagond

American Empire (imperialism) is the economic, military, and cultural influence
1900 Congress passed the Foraker Act (also known as the Organic Act of 1900) that established a civil government, judicial system, and free commerce between Puerto Rico and the United States. The Foraker Act also required the removal of a local law that limited the ownership of any one person to 500 acres of land, thus transforming Puerto Rico's agricultural economy into a sugar monoculture economy and giving American sugar companies an advantage over the local sugar plantation owners. The local owners thereafter faced high interest rates at local banks (compared to the low rates that the American companies received from the commercial banks in Wall Street) as well as new tariffs which forced many either into backruptcy or into selling their holdings to the more powerful American sugar companies.

The Birth of an American Empire | EDSITEment

In late December, Aguinaldo and his forces mounted an armed opposition to American occupation. (See the video, Philippines 1900 at )
Revisionist historians argue otherwise: They believe that westward expansion was indeed imperialistic especially in regard to Americans taking Indian and Mexican lands which undermined their sovereignty and destroyed their self determination.


The Rise or Fall of the American Empire – Foreign Policy

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire - CBS News
It is important to note that not all Americans agreed with the imperialist endeavors of the U.S. at the turn of the Century. In 1898, the was founded to oppose American annexation of the Philippines, the Platt Amendment, and the Treaty of Paris. The League's begins with the statement that, "imperialism is hostile to liberty and tends toward militarism, an evil from which it has been our glory to be free." In fact, members of the League believed that imperialism could not exist in an American democracy. They emphasized that the nation had gained independence by fighting against Great Britain, an imperial power.

Today, the Virgin Islands are politically split between the British and the Americans - the eastern islands form the British Virgin Islands and the western islands form the Virgin Islands of the United States. The British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom comprising Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. The Virgin Islands that comprise the U.S. territory are run by an elected governor. The territory is under the jurisdiction of the president of the United States. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders cannot vote in United States presidential election and cannot elect voting members of Congress. They do have one elected representative in the U.S. House of Representatives who can vote in congressional committees but not in the House itself.

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THE AMERICAN EMPIRE; The Burden - The New York Times

As we will now learn, these economic, social, and political goals of imperialism were put into practice in the Caribbean and Latin American nations.

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"God has not been preparing the English-speaking and Teutonic peoples for a thousand years for nothing but vain and idle self-admiration. No, He has made us adept in government that we may administer government among savage and senile peoples - He has marked the American people as His chosen nation to finally lead in the redemption of the world." Senator Albert J. Beveridge, 1900

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For the past weeks, we have focused on the last four decades of the 19th Century. We learned about the politics and the divine nature of Manifest Destiny and its effect on American Indians and we also discussed the political and economic policies that promoted industrialization, urbanization, and the rise of corporate America. These endeavors were part of our domestic policy. Today, we are continuing our chronological story by changing gears and focusing on America's foreign policy at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century. And the above political cartoon is a great place to start ...

The American Empire: Murder Inc. | Alternet

Although based on expectations that eliminating barriers to the movement of trade, capital, and ideas nurtures not only affluence but also democracy, the aggressive pursuit of openness has met considerable resistance. To overcome that resistance, U.S. policymakers have with increasing frequency resorted to force, and military power has emerged as never before as the preferred instrument of American statecraft, resulting in the progressive militarization of U.S. foreign policy.