American Imperialism Essay
Complete the chart by identifying the following:
Identify the countries or areas where the United States engaged in countries or areas where the United States engaged in imperialistic actions during the period from about 1870 to 1914.
Discuss why each area was important to American empire building—political, economic, and social.
Explain America’s expansionist ideals. What were some factors that justified American imperialist actions?
Identify the current political status of these places in relation to the United States.
Age of Imperialism: 1870 to 1914
Place | Why was there interest? | U.S. actions | Status today | EXAMPLE:Alaska | The U.S. …show more content…
What were the moral implications of American imperialism? How did imperialists justify their actions? How did the anti-imperialists justify their position? Consider the role of race, economics, science, and religion. Moral implications of American imperialism are that we are just trying to extend our land to make more businesses and trade to help our economy. These are the justifications to our actions about taking over other countries. Anti-imperialist do not believe in the extension of land and territories. "the anti-imperialist's did not oppose expansion because of commercial, religious, constitutional, or humanitarian reasons but instead because they thought that an imperialist policy ran counter to the political doctrines of the Declaration of Independence, Washington's Farewell Address, and Lincoln's