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American Imperialism
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by Justin Harvey
| 9 Questions
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Prediction: why do you think American leaders want the United States to imitate the imperialist powers of Europe?

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Americans warmed to the idea of expanding overseas because they wanted to keep up with the military and economic powers of European nations.
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False
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What impact did the construction of modern battleships have on the U.S.?

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1. What problem did the fast advancements in technology bring Americans?
2.Why did American imperialists see expansion as a solution to this problem?

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Which person would fit best in this section?
Military officer looking to conquer another country
Missionary looking to convert people in a new land
Industrialist looking to build a factory in a new country
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List all POLITICAL factors that led the U.S. to join in on imperialism:

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List all ECONOMIC factors that led the U.S. to join in on imperialism:

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List all CULTURAL or SOCIAL factors that led the U.S. to join in on imperialism:

One example of American Imperialism is the U.S. takeover of the Philippines. American leaders believed an expanded U.S. with a greater economic and strategic power gave it a stronger role in international affairs.  With the Philippines in American control, the U.S. would be a global power with a say in Asian affairs instead of just North American affairs.

With this in mind, take a look at the political cartoon below, noticing as many details as you can.
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Using what you noticed in the cartoon above, Click the "show your work" box and using a BRIGHT color, highlight or circle any images, items, or words in the cartoon that symbolize U.S. motivation to take over the Philippines. Next to the item, draw a "P" if it's a political motivation, a "E" if it's an economic motivation, or a "C" if it's a cultural motivation.
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