Imperial Presidents, Leader of Progressive Movement , America won the…
William Howard Taft (1909 - 1912)
Used Imperialism as a tool for US economic Growth
Had US invest in foreign economies to broaden American influence around the world
Signed first tariff revision since 1897, established a postal saving system, prosecuted against antitrust violations
Created Interstate Commerce Commission
Theodore Roosevelt (1901 - 1908)
Big Stick Diplomacy
Expanding US influence with the unspoken threat of a powerful military.
Roosevelt created the Panama Canal, which joined the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. HUGE INTERNATIONAL TRADING EFFECTS
Opened up Central America to more Trade
Roosevelt focused on expanding national park and nation forest systems. Supported labor unions, taxing the rich, and attacking trusts.
William McKinley (1896 - 1901)
Open Door Policy
The goal of this policy was to protect the equality of trade with China from all countries. McKinley was worried that the US was going to lose trading access with China, so he put this policy in place to protect the ability for America to continue trading with China. .
Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1920)
Spread World Peace instead of colonizing foreign countries
Wanted to make peace everywhere in the world
Made League of Nations as Solution
Mexico Civil War, 1914
Wilson promoted Carranza against Villa. Wilson Gives permission to US military to invade Mexico in 1914
Granted Women right to vote and lowered working hours
Leader of Progressive Movement
America won the Spanish American War, 1898. Acquired Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Guam