Military Strategic Interest as an Imporatant Factor in American Imperialism

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The most important factor in America imperialisms from 1865 to 1914 was military-strategic interest. This is the most important factor because during this time period the United States acquired the Pacific islands of Midway, which served as an important stopping place for American ships e route to China, and American merchants. Also American gained territories after the Spanish-American war. Another thing was the creation of the Panama Canal which helped America. The final thing is the foreign policies of Taft, Roosevelt, and Wilson. Americans wanted to build a thriving trading empire since the mid-1800s. They started this empire when the Secretary of State Wilson H. Seward gained control of some islands in the Pacific region. They were …show more content…
The most important factor in America imperialisms from 1865 to 1914 was military-strategic interest. This is the most important factor because during this time period the United States acquired the Pacific islands of Midway, which served as an important stopping place for American ships e route to China, and American merchants. Also American gained territories after the Spanish-American war. Another thing was the creation of the Panama Canal which helped America. The final thing is the foreign policies of Taft, Roosevelt, and Wilson. Americans wanted to build a thriving trading empire since the mid-1800s. They started this empire when the Secretary of State Wilson H. Seward gained control of some islands in the Pacific region. They were called the Hawaiian Islands. They served as a naval base and helped trading boats that were heading to China. South of the Hawaiian Islands lay the islands of Samoa. This island was 3,000 miles. There the United States built a naval station at Pago Pago. Another great thing about this island was the trading with Great Britain and Germany. But after time anger grew among the nations and the island was divided between America, Great Britain, and Germany. Then Great Britain eventually split from the Island of Samoa to go to other Pacific Islands. John Hay the Secretary of Sates purposed the Open Door Policy which allowed foreign nations to trade freely. Chinese people opposed this and formed a Boxer rebellion to introduce a new Open Door

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