The Rise of Imperialism in the Americas

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The Rise of Imperialism in the AmericasBetween the 1800s and 1900s, prevailing nations began a competitive rush toexpand their power. European nations acquired new colonies in Africa and Asia.With the success of European countries, other rising nations, including the U.S.began to consider the benefits of imperialism; the extension of nations throughpolitical, military, and economic control over weaker nations.In the beginning, America played a minor role in global affairs. However, inthe late 1800s, this began to change, as spokesmen encouraged the U.S. to jointhe ranks of the major powers of the world. In order to do this, the U.S. began toacquire territories outside of its continental borders.It was imperative for imperialist nations to build up their military strength, inorder to expand and protect themselves. Alfred T. Mahan, an officer in the U.S.Navy, played a key role in transforming America into a naval power. Heemphasized that great nations could only assume power through great navies.Mahan encouraged the U.S. to build a modern fleet. Therefore, the U.S.expanded and modernized its navy by building new steel-plated, steam-poweredbattleships. He also proposed the idea of obtaining foreign bases, whereAmerican ships could refuel and gather fresh supplies. By 1900, the U.S. hadthe third largest navy in the world, (Lapsansky-Werner, Roberts, Levy, & Taylor,2010).Imperialists used ideas of racial, national, and cultural superiority to justify theiracti

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