Create a Nation • You will create a nation, then make a plan to improve it. • To begin with, follow these steps. • Draw an imaginary country and give it a name • Show 4 geographical features • Based on your features identify 3 major resources present in your country • Determine living areas in your country (i.e., cities, towns, villages, etc.) • Based on your resources what are two finished productswhich you could export
Create a Nation • Walking around the room, find from others at least 4 products/ resources that you would like to have. (5 minutes max) • What will make your nation Stronger?
Create a Nation • Walking around the room, find from others at least 4 products/ resources that you would like to have. (5 minutes max) Be sure to write The name of the Nation that you get These resources from • What will make your nation Stronger?
Nation Building: It ain’t easy! • Develop a 5 point plan (bullets work fine) to get those wanted items under your control to benefit your country. • The goal is, as brainstormed before, is to make your country strong. or
Nation Building: It ain’t easy! • Develop a 5 point plan (bullets work fine) to get those wanted items under your control to benefit your country. • The goal is, as brainstormed before, is to make your country strong. Include how you will deal w/ each “nation” or
American Imperialism Set up Cornell Notes
Imperialism: America Joins the Club IMPERIALISM: one people or country ruling the affairs of another people or country (“mother country”) Around the turn of the 20th century, American interest in imperialist expansiongrew for a number of reasons.
Why American Imperialism? • Economics: • U.S. industry needed (as always) raw materials and new markets for American goods
Why American imperialism? 2. Nationalism: Extreme devotion to one’s own nation, coupled with the idea that nations benefit from competition To prove its greatness, the U.S. needed to compete with European countries. In order to compete with Europe, the U.S. needed colonies.
Why American Imperialism? 3. Social Darwinism: The idea that some people and ways of life are better – “more fit” – than others America should expand because: • it deserved to; and • expansion would be good for those “other people”.
Important Events in this Story • The purchase of Alaska (Gold!) p.680 • Opening of Japan (Trade!) p. 680 • Annexation of Hawaii (Location, Location, Location!) p. 683 • Cuba: The Spanish American War (“Safety”, $$$, and Control) p.688-691 • Panama (Canal = $$$ & Control!) p. 694 Use your text to take notes on these events