Prediction: why do you think American leaders want the United States to imitate the imperialist powers of Europe?
Americans warmed to the idea of expanding overseas because they wanted to keep up with the military and economic powers of European nations.
What impact did the construction of modern battleships have on the U.S.?
1. What problem did the fast advancements in technology bring Americans?
2.Why did American imperialists see expansion as a solution to this problem?
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
List all POLITICAL factors that led the U.S. to join in on imperialism:
List all ECONOMIC factors that led the U.S. to join in on imperialism:
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.
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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