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HIST 130201 November 2019CHAPTER 17 WRITING ASSIGNMENT Discuss the reasons why Americans were drawn to expand overseas in the late nineteenth century.There were several reasons why Americans were drawn to expand overseas in the late nineteenth century. First, most Americans sought Americans expansion for the economic reason of trade; both imports and exports. Much of the country’s agricultural and industrial resources were plentiful and required to be sold to foreign customers for profit, additionally American interest in foreign products suchas oriental textile also added to the need for overseas expansion. Another reason for expansion was the desire for religious missionaries; these ventures not only assisted in the spreading of Christianity but also