American Imperial Acquisitions WHAT WAS THE MEANS AND MOTIVE OF US IMPERIAL ACQUISITIONS? Review Money, money, and more money US business can become rich and wealthy through trade Industrialization created too many goods Food, steel, manufactured items Somebody needs to buy it! Now we need to take over places to get our stuff to market! Religion Bring Christianity to the “savages” White man’s burden Education, culture, religion, society, all things Western Alfred T Mahan and the Theory of Sea Power Those with a better navy will be able to trade more We need to take over places for Our navy to refuel To protect trade routes To sell people our “stuff” So that others don’t get there first Rest stops to China Hawaii • In 1893 business leaders get rid of the Queen Lili’uokalani • Sugar! • Naval Base • Pearl Harbor Panama Instead of going around S. America, build a canal in the middle of Panama Save 8,000 miles of travel! US Navy can use, and trading boats Was owned by Columbia US organizes Panamanians to have revolution, and separate US asks for canal in return Spanish American War 1898 Puerto Rico, Cuba, Philippines owned by Spain We steal them in quick war, why? Guantanamo Bay, Manila Bay Guatemala, Central America Profit, control, nobody else can get it, secure trade routes Keep Europeans out of our backyard Controlled through economic imperialism Bananas become #1 industry there United Fruit Co is American, become Chiquita Banana Had a monopoly Exit Ticket What is the message of this cartoon? What is the bias of this cartoon?