Imperialism DBQ.pdf - Lino!1 Jose Lino Ms Gomez AP U.S History New and Old Imperialism By the dawn of the 20th century the United States had long passed

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Lino1Jose Lino Ms. Gomez AP U.S. History February 21, 2018 New and Old Imperialism By the dawn of the 20th century, the United States had long passed the era of Western Expansionism, the entire expanse of available land in Continental America had been populated and incorporated into the nations sphere of influence. Consequently, the U.S. began to look at different forms of exerting power in the Western Hemisphere, thus began the era of New Expan-sionism. American expansionism in the late 19th and early 20th century had remained partly the same, politically, to that of the past expansionist era but changed considerably in both the eco-nomic and societal departments. Politics had been a key factor during the previous expansionist era and it continued to be so during the late 19th and early 20th century. It had plays a significant role in the past, during the purchase of Alaska for example, it was peaceful and went through using diplomacy . Even 1then, when the addition was peaceful, it faced fierce criticism; Americas Secretary of State at the time, William H. Seward, was ridiculed by critics and the purchase itself was called “Seward Folly” . The document, called the “Alaskan Purchase” , although eventually proving very fruitful 23“Purchase of Alaska.” Americas Library, Library of Congress, 1-con_alaska_1.html.“Purchase of Alaska, 1867.” Office of the Historian, United States Delartemnt of State, history.state.gov/2milestones/1866-1898/alaska-purchase.Bredhoff, Stacey. “Check for the Purchase of Alaska (1868).” Our Documents, Siemens Corporation, 3.
Lino2for the United States, still received lots of backlash at first. It displays the continued practice of political expansion which had been used in that era as well as in the early 20th century. Although expansionism had staunch supporters, those that were against it remained ever-present. Expan-sionism and Imperialism were both contested at the time and continued to be during the late 19th century, a clear example being Document A; Thomas Nasts 1885 political cartoon is a vivid in-sight into the opposition of new expansionism. The cartoon displays the worlds empires knit-picking territories and putting them into bags which emulate the actions of thieves and gluttons.

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