Open Door Policy Thesis

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There are a variety of topics that tie together in this chapter. First is the US had a desire to trade with everyone, the idea of an “open-door” policy. This desire leads us to topic two, the need to expand further to sell and trade with regions we have taken over and would then be closer too. Lastly is annexation of other countries, the taking over of another area to add to our own state, this involved a lot of racism. The US desire to trade is partly due, to an overproduction of products, to mass to all be used by the Americans began to rely on foreign markets. Implementing an idea of the “open-door” policy which would involve peaceful trade and help to keep American workers employed. By 1893, American trade had exceeded every country but England. In…show more content…
Unfortunately, this plan didn’t go according to the US. The Teller Amendment with Cuba that promised the US wouldn’t annex them was practically voided with Platt Amendment. The US did not agree to leave Cuba until this Amendment was passed by congress. This amendment gave the US the right to intervene for preservation of Cuban independence, maintenance of government and personal protection of belongs as well as liberty. I’ll end this point with the fact that the US came to annex a great deal of countries after the Spanish-American War. My last factor of this chapter is racism, which was very intense during 1889-1903. In result, racial hostility ended up playing a major role in the taking over of the Philippines. Filipinos were a different color, spoke a different language and had unknown features to the Americans. Killings began to take place with no evidence of the Filipino people being guilty. The people of the Philippines even began to question why African-Americans were remaining loyal to their flag when the whites were attacking negroes back home. This lead the black people back at home to start to revolt. To say the least the world would be a very different place if America did not have a
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