American Imperialism

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American Imperialism

This lecture covers American imperialism (America colonizing other countries for profit).

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Texas A&M University
Hist 106 - History Of The U S
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HIST 106 2nd Edition Lecture 11 Outline of Last Lecture I. Context II. Encountering exotic cultures III. Initial imperialist ventures IV. The Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino war of 18989 V. Critics of American imperialism Outline of Current Lecture I. Protecting Big Business II. Battle Of Standards And The 96 Election Current Lecture PROTECTING BIG BUSINESS  1894- 1400 strikes greatest number of strike in one year  Cleveland had no response- but just used violence to squash their protests  Conservative Court o Supreme court 1895 strengthen bond between business and government o Pullman Strike- Injunctions became a major weapon for the courts  Cleveland: Corporate Puppet o Callous treatment of strikers o Silver Democrats condemned Cleveland for giving in to public interest  Consequences o Cleveland sucked at financial o Borrowed money from Wall Street- benefitted big bankers o Seemed that Cleveland voters made the party pay o Governments unpopular actions- depression-alienated farmers and workers o In election of 94 Democrats lost the greatest number of seats in American history o Populist made huge gains in the South o Republicans gained control of Congress and state across the north and the west o All 3 parties began planning for the presidential election of 96 BATTLE OF STANDARDS AND THE 96 ELECTION  Many Southern and Western Democrats wanted to distance themselves from Cleveland

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