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Ms. PattonHistory 22229 September 2016Imperialism and WaterboardingImperialism is when a nation works to expand its power and influence. The two primarymethods of imperialism are military conquest and political diplomacy. Once the ManifestDestiney was accomplished America decided that just conquering North America was notenough, they wanted to expand. Obviously, other countries won’t be too pleased with the idea ofwhite people trying to take over their countries. The Spanish-American War is a good example ofthis. Despite the fact that America did not necessarily want to take over Cuba on their own, theyknew that helping them defeat the Spanish would guarantee that they could get something out ofthe deal. This conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule inthe Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and LatinAmerica (Britannica).

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