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.
After the United States had established its self as a world power, its expansionism did not stop there, the US then set its newly superior sights on the country’s it needed to fix, or own, namely the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Hawaii. Not to say that the other world powers weren’t picking and choosing what they wanted too, Britain and Japan were picking up all the weak territory’s they could on the other side of the world (Document A).
Many key Americans, historically, have had their own opinions as to this expansionism. Josiah Strong, a prominent Congregationalist minister from Ohio, thought that America needed to claim as many of the unoccupied lands of the world, as it could, in order to further the Anglo-Saxon race (Document B). Alfred T Mahan thought, that the United States needed to expand for military, and ec
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United States, American Civil War, Louisiana Purchase, Native Americans In The United States, America, Superpower, Great Power, American Empire, Manifest Destiny, Appalachian Mountains,
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