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DBQ- To what extent was the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century United States expansionism a continuation of past United States expansionism and to what extent was it a departure? Use the documents and your knowledge of United States history to 1014 to construct your answer.

The United States has been an expansionist country since the pilgrims landed. Until the US established them selves as a definite world power, they had shown themselves to be a very expansionist country. The early twentieth-century US expansionism is a continuation of late nineteenth-century expansionism. America has, since its creation, been a nation full of pride, a pride that sometimes leads it to become too big for its britches, if you will. In these situations the US decides it knows what's best for the rest of the world.

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