APUSH: Expansion and Imiperialism DBQ - To what extent was...

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To what extent was late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century United States expansionism a continuation of past United States expansionism and to what extent was it a departure? Context: The Homestead Act continuation with Manifest Destiny the simple colonization of the West no longer available. Imperialism ideas developing. Frederick Jackson Turner and his “safety valve” theory saying to go overseas for similar peace that had come from the frontier. Last land rush in Oklahoma under the land rush. Marks the beginning of change. X: The motives behind expanding in the early twentieth and late nineteenth were similar to those of the past “Safety Valve Theory” Business interest, oversea market Religious duty-- White Man’s Burden, missionaries Doc B Social Darwinism Governmental support Public opinion influence: yellow journalism and papers with political cartoons Created opposing views Doc D

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