HIS1305 Houston Community College Age of Imperialism Discussion

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Which of our Four Big Themes gets implicated in the expansion of the U.S. in the mid-nineteenth century? I encourage you not to just focus on mobility, which is low hanging fruit.

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Running head: AGE OF IMPERIALISM

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Age of Imperialism
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AGE OF IMPERIALISM

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Age of Imperialism

The late nineteenth century came up as the “Age of Imperialism” (McCullough, 2015).
The term was a further indication of the economic, military, as well as cultural expansion
internationally in the United States. Imperialism differentiated the United States from the rest of
the world due to its advocacy for liberty and democracy (McCullough, 2015). The concept
became popular during the presidency of James K.Polk, where the idea of making an American
Empire came to life throughout the 1800s. During this time, America gained both social and
economic control over other countries. For instance, the seizure of Hawaii in 1898, which
enabled the United States to control the ports, public property, and military equipment under the
Government of Hawaiian Island. However, in 1898, there began an American Anti-Imperialist
League, an organization that looked forward to opposing the spread of imperialism in the United
States (McCullough, 2015). The organization opposed commercial, constitutional, and religious
growth. The organization believed that imperialism undermined republicanism such as
government consent. The group further believed the seizure of third world countries would lead
to the abandonment of the American idea of self-government (McCullough, 2015). In 1900, the
Anti-imperialist League def...

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