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TR managing the US Empire.

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University of Toronto St. George
Geoff Stewart

9.9.24 -- Teddy Roosevelt: World Police How didAmerica manage her empire? US aquired formal empire due to the Spanish-American war, 1899, The Phillipines. Phillipines offered coaling station; military strongpoint; chance to civilize Philipinos. !KLOL5L308 7,000 miles from US. 24709K,3 L8O,38L1.:O994J4;073 ,8-014709K0%70,941!,7L8L87,9L0!KLOL5L34870;4O9,302,3L3L50303.0 2LOL4J:L3,O4 led the revolution. thought himself the legit leader of the Phillipines. assumed, based on the Teller ammendmant which said the US wouldnt take Cuba, that the Ps were free as well. The P. revolt lasted 4 years, 1899-1902. Gurilla warfare. 125,000Americans fought, 200,000 Ps died. Used tactics similar to that of the Spanish; scortched earth, killed civilians. Became a race war, Orientalism. News reports came home of theAmerican attrocities, and so new, more British India tactics were em- ployed. Use a carrot rather than a stick. +4Z0;07207L.,3889LOO4-0.9L09K0!8 $9 4:L8:47O8,L7 K,9K02,7.K410;4O:9L43 Attempt to show that the Ps were backward. The US saw what they were doing as a success. After all, gave them indipendence. Thought they were 8:507L4794:7450,3L2507L,OL82 ,370,OL9J034.L,O,.9L4387,.00;,O:,9L43570992:.K9K08,20 %KL8 blindness would lead to further travesties in SoutheastAsia TEDDY Combined 19th century masculinity with intelligence and action. Rich background, well travelled. Ac- tive in establishing a welfare state in the US. Bookish as a young man, but then began to exercise. Advocated 147%K0$9703:4:8L10 4;0Z,70[07.L802L3,3-4 0OL;0L30O0203984184.L,O,7ZL3L8243O9K089743J7,.08 would succeed;Anglo-Saxons were strong, as they waged war well. Had a subtlepragmatic view of international relations. Had the same sense of militarism and social responsibility that had been the mainstay of the Phillipines. WHITE MANs BURDEN. Believed that races could progress, and thatAmerica could help to do this. McKinnley was assasinated in Buffalo, TR becomes youngest president. 7J:,-O9K0789240735708L039 &809K020L,5708L03.,8,-:OO5:O5L9J4L3J4;079K0K0,841.43- J7088,32,NL3J,.4330.9L43949K0207L.,35045O0:7L90944:7.43J7088203 Very deliberate foreign policy.
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