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Week 4 Lecture Notes: American Imperialism

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Week 4 Lecture Notes: American Imperialism History 1302

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History of U.S. Since 1865
Richard Clyde Foust

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History of U.S. Since 1865
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Date Created: 09/22/15
Week 3 lD s The Gilded Age Gilded Rise of American Industry Urbanization New Immigration Social Darwinism Unionization Populism Week 4 Lecture Notes American Imperialism Modern Empires In the latter half of the 19th century world leaders argued that rapid industrial development required the acquisition of foreign territories in order to gain easier access to vital raw materials and to open more markets America s New imperialism To keep up with rapidly expanding European empires at the turn of the century the US sought to enlarge its presence and influence beyond the North American continent as well In particular Americans desired a larger economic and military presence throughout the world Social Darwinism Pt 2 Social Darwinism bolstered the new imperialist spirit byjustifying economic exploitation and territorial conquest Thus the fittest were destined not only to survive but to dominate the globe and transform the religious institutions cultural traditions language and racial composition of the world s peoples War of 1898 America s quotSplendid little war marked the end of Spain s once expansive New World empire and the emergence of the United States as a world power And through American imperialist won the debate over their antiimperialist opponents they never quite lived up to their moralizing Philippine American War This three year war cost Americans much of their professed benevolence as newspapers reported on the many atrocities committed by US forces In response the American AntiImperialist League was created by those who denounced the fact that the US had helped initiate and then destroyed the Filipino independence movement


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