A need for a new source of cheap labor
Thirst for new economic markets
Desire for military strength
A belief in the cultural superiority of the Anglo-Saxon culture
William Randoph Hearst
The Boxer Rebellion
The Russo-Japanese war
The Hawaiian Revolution
Cuba's second war for independence
De Lôme’s resignation as Spanish minister to the United States
An apology to the U.S. government
Criticisms of President McKinley
An incitement for war
Cuban war for independence
American businesses saved money when they shipped goods.
Travel time between the East Coast and West Coast was reduced.
It allowed for a strong American military presence in Central America.
It strengthened ties between Colombia and the United States.
Retaliate against U.S. involvement in Cuba.
Provoke U.S. intervention in Cuba.
Give money to poor Cuban natives.
Recover his family’s land from American control.
“It is not necessary to own people to trade with them.”
“The expansion of our trade and commerce is the pressing problem.”
“Is there no nation wise enough, brave enough to aid this blood-smitten land?”
“Fate has written our policy for us; the trade of the world must and shall be ours. . . .”
Restore the Manchu dynasty to power.
Remove foreign influence from China.
Set up a democratic government in China.
Set up a Communist government in China.
Negotiating with Colombia.
Invading and attacking Colombia.
Implementing the Open Door Policy.
Encouraging and supporting Panamanian independence.
America needed unspoiled places for its workers to vacation.
Americans had more time to read about foreign places.
The United States was producing too many goods for its own people to buy.
Americans wanted to take over foreign factories and learn their secrets.
He allowed U.S. troops to beat foreign natives for breaking U.S. laws.
He studied West African methods for negotiating with foreign powers.
His soft-spoken personality made foreign leaders trust and admire him.
His negotiations were always backed by the threat of military force.
The presence of Gatun Lake reduced the amount of digging required.
Panama is the Central American country closest to the United States.
Mountains in Panama made much of the canal flow downhill.
A railroad ran along the canal route, making it easy to move supplies.
The United States needed an ally in the fight against Japan.
China had become a strong military power and could pose a threat.
Businesses wanted to export goods to China, a huge market.
China was an important source of raw materials for U.S. factories.
To allow China the benefits of a greater market
To give the United States access to new markets such as China
To promote Chinese immigration to the United States
To protect the trade relationships that China traditionally preferred.
An independent country, threatened and attacked by Spain.
A colony of the United States, attacked by Spain.
A Spanish colony that had tried to gain freedom.
An independent country that prohibited U.S. investments.
Lasted for only about sixteen weeks.
Occurred between Cuban guerrillas and the U.S. navy.
Took place in the Philippines and Australia.
Was won solely by America's land force.
Refused to protect the Philippines in a war with Japan.
Would not allow international trade in Philippine ports.
Tried to force the Filipinos to accept a constitution they did not want.
Had kept the Philippines as a colony, and it wanted independence.
Working with a French official to organize it, and then asking Congress to send troops.
Negotiating canal rights with Colombia rather than Panama.
Pressuring the French to send ships and troops, and then criticizing them for doing so.
Responding to Panamanian revolutionaries who had sought his help.
Provide U.S. support for countries that were democracies.
Prevent the use of U.S. troops in Latin America.
Stop U.S. banks from making too many foreign loans.
Protect U.S. business interests in Latin America.