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American Imperialism HST/165 Version 2 University of Phoenix Material American Imperialism Part 1 Complete the chart by identifying the following: • • • • Identify the 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 of the 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 Copyright © 2015, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2004 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Status today 1 American Imperialism HST/165 Version 2 Part 2 Answer each of the following prompts with a response of at least 200 to 300 words: • Trace the path of American imperialism during the period from about 1870 to 1914 through political, military, and economic events. Why was the United States interested in expansion in these areas? Why was America building a global empire? • What were the benefits of America’s imperialistic actions for the people in these countries or areas? What were the disadvantages? How would you describe their experiences in terms of being conquered, assimilated, or marginalized? • 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. • What significance did the Spanish-American War have in the development of the United States as an empire and world power? • Do you think the United States is currently an imperialist country? Why or why not? Cite and reference all information sources according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Copyright © 2015, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2004 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. 2 ...
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Appendix A
American Imperialism
Part 1
Complete the chart by identifying the following:





Identify the 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

EXAMPLE:
Alaska

The United States primary
interest was to get rid of British
from North America.

U.S government purchased Alaska
territory from Russia.

Latin America

United States aim was to expand
businesses to the Dominican
Republic, Mexico, and Colombia
which were rich in resources.

The United States pay off debts of
inferior Latin America

Hawaii

U.S expansion

United States government signed a
major trade agreement with Hawaii
and granted the United States
powers to construct a naval base
at the pearl harbor.

Status today
Alaska is now a state.

Control of the pearl harbor

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Part 2
Answer each of the following prompts with a response of at least 200 to 300 words:


Trace the path of American imperialism during the period from about 1870 to 1914 through political, military, and economic events. Why was
the United States interested in expansion in these areas? Why was America building a global empire?

The United States government had emerged as a global economic power being at the top of other countries around the world,
with the many opportunities and problems attendant as a result of such status, including the acquisition of an extra-continental
empire. The U.S economy, producing a high quantity of goods and agricultural commodities than the local market was very
consuming, seemed in deep risk, and corporate, government, and intellectual leaders urged that new markets overseas for trade and
investment be found and acquired. The population of people living on farms increased from approximately 10 million in 1860 to
about 22 million in 1880 and 31 million in the year 1905. The worth of farms soared from $8 billion in the year 1860 to about $30
billion in 1906.The central government issued 160-acre of land tracts nearly free to about 400,000 population of different families
who eventually settled in a new land under the policy of Homestead Act of 1862. Many people purchased lands at very low
interest from the new railroads, which were trying to create markets. Between 1910–1914 it became a statistical benchmark, called
"parity” that organized farm groups wanted the U.S government to use as a benchmark for the level of profit and prices they think

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they deserved.



What were the benefits of America’s imperialistic actions for the people in these countries or areas? What were the disadvantages? How
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