Social Studies - 2018-19

VUS.9a - Foreign Policy in Latin America

The student will apply social science skills to understand the emerging role of the United States in world affairs during the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by

a) explaining changes in foreign policy of the United States toward Latin America and Asia and the growing influence of the United States, with emphasis on the impact of the Spanish-American War;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS


Unit Themes

Unit Essential Questions

Foreign Policy

What forces shape US foreign policy?

Government

How does democracy shape the American experience?

Change

How has America changed over time?  


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

As a result of the Spanish-American War, the United States was recognized as a world power.

ESSENTIALS

Latin America 

 Spanish-American War

o Puerto Rico was annexed by the United States.

o The United States asserted its right to intervene in Cuban affairs. 

 Panama Canal and the role of Theodore Roosevelt

o The United States encouraged Panama’s independence from Colombia.

o The parties negotiated a treaty to build the canal. 

 Roosevelt Corollary

o Expanded the United States “police” presence in the Western Hemisphere that was established in the Monroe Doctrine

Asia and the Pacific 

 Hawaii: United States efforts to depose Hawaii’s monarchy; United States annexation of Hawaii 

 Philippines: Annexed after the Spanish-American War 

 Guam: Annexed after the Spanish-American War 

 Open Door Policy: Urged all foreigners in China to obey Chinese law, observe fair competition

KEY VOCABULARY

Terms & Events

Global Economy

International trade

Intervention

Spanish American War

Open Door Policy

Dollar Diplomacy

Annex

Depose

People

John Hay

William Howard Taft

Theodore Roosevelt

Places

China

Latin America

Puerto Rico

Cuba

Panama Canal

Colombia

Hawaii

Philippines

Updated: May 18, 2018