British and American Imperialism

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Mr. Mizell
Essential Question
How did the US and
Britain embrace
Britain in India
India is rich in resources: tea,
indigo, coffee, and cotton
large population = consumers
for British goods
Britain rules it indirectly
A Life of
Sepoy Rebellion
 Sepoys are Indian soldiers recruited by the British
 Issue: Sepoys had to bite the tip off of a cartridge
which was dipped in pork fat – against Hinduism
 Sepoys refuse and British place several of them in
 Sepoys lead a rebellion to push British out
 Eventually put down
 Effects: British move to more direct control,
nationalism increases in India
Execution of Sepoys
“The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire”
America’s First Imperial Steps
 U.S. will use industrialization and
imperialism to become a world power
 America backs overthrow of Hawaii
 Wants sugar plantations
 Buys Alaska from Russia in 1867
 7.2 million dollars
Spanish-American War
 Cuba wanted freedom from Spain
 U.S. has business interests in Cuba
 Sugar and geopolitical
 USS Maine is a ship in Havana Harbor which
 US thinks it was Spain and declares war
 Wins war in 1898
Explosion of the USS Maine
Treaty of Paris
 Signed between the US and Spain
 America receives Guam, Puerto Rico,
and Philippines
 American troops brutally put down
rebellions in the Philippines
US in Latin America
 Teddy Roosevelt believes US should be
“police power” in Latin America
 Takes over area of Panama Canal
 Believes the US should be in control of their
Uncle Sam: One of the “Boys?”
Copy Vocab
 Assassination – to kill secretively or
suddenly, especially a political leader
 Armistice – a peace agreement to stop
 Alliance – an agreement between
countries to cooperative and help one
 Reparations – payment for damages and
expenses brought on by war
 Militarism – policy of aggressive military
EQ: How does
imperialism exist in the
world today?
2002 – 2012: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya
Cultural Imperialism
Imposing/spreading a country’s
viewpoint or culture on another
country or civilization
 Music, food, religion, clothing, ideas
 Democracy, freedom
 Humanitarian Aid, Human Rights
Cultural Imperialism
Any problems?
 Do we, the United States, have a right to get
involved in other nations?
 When?
 Why do we get involved?
 Can imperialism (be it military, cultural, or
humanitarian) ever be good?
 How do you think other countries view our
nation when we become involved in their
EQ: Is imperialism good or bad?
Using your notes, activities/readings
from class, and the new readings
today, answer the EQ in twelve or
more sentences.
Talk about both (good and bad)
 Imperial and Non-Imperial Countries
Give your opinion at the end