American Imperialism Part 1

American Imperialism Part 1

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 Status today Hawaiian Islands Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Puerto Rico Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Philippine Islands Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Cuba Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). China Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Columbia Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Guam Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Type here. (cite). Part 2 Answer each of the following prompts with a response of at least 200 to 300 words and a citation for each paragraph: 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? Cite each paragraph! 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? Cite each paragraph! 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. Cite each paragraph! What significance did the Spanish-American War have in the development of the United States as an empire and world power? Cite each paragraph! Do you think the United States is currently an imperialist country? Why or why not?
 

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