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Date of Award

1931

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

History

First Advisor

G. A. Werner

Abstract

The treaty to establish a protectorate over Haiti is another step by the United States in the Americanization of the Caribbean area. These extensions have become a fixed policy of the Department of States. The Republicans and Democrats heartily support the United States government in her program of expansion. Protests will continue, but once the United States gets in, she will stay in. Already she has gone far from the position that she occupied when she first went in. The United States has always had a policy of expansion from early colonial period. She has extended control west, south, and north to secure fields for our population and commercial interests. In the brief period since the Spanish-American War, the United States has made rapid strides in the Caribbean area. Most of these republics have a large proportion of white blood, but Haiti is the black republic. White men have been able to hold land or become citizens only since 1899.1 In Haiti, a white man is looked upon with prejudice, just as the Americans look upon the Negro. This fact raises a great problem in the control of the United States over Haiti.

Pages

116

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