Imperialism in America

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P a g e | 1 Imperialism in America Jorge Sayune His204 American history since 1865 Instructor: mark Davis June 6, 2011
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P a g e | 2 The late nineteenth century was the beginning of the “new age of imperialism.” The reason for this is because of the technology of arms and the networks of communication, transportation, and commerce brought the prospect of effective, truly global empires within much closer reach. Our text states that some Americans actually still cast “covetous eyes” north toward Canada and south toward Mexico and Cuba. The reason for this attitude of jealousy was because they often dreamed of empire in more distant lands in Asia and Latin America, less through traditional territorial conquest than by opening the door of trade to foreign markets and resources. However having these kinds of visions and wants soon brought the Unites States into conflict with old imperial powers such as: Great Britain, Belgium, Spain, and France, as well as, with the newcomers such as: Germany and Japan. This would entail major conflict because they all had their own ideas of what imperial visions were and how they would unfold. (Davidson, DeLay, Heyrman, Lytle, Stoff, 2008) The Unites States became an imperialist nation at the near end of the nineteenth century because of Americans wanting to expand overseas with their beliefs in manifest destiny. The three factors that started American Imperialism were political and military competition including: the creation of a strong naval force, economic competition among industrial nations and belief in the racial and cultural superiority of people of Anglo-Saxon decent. (Davidson, 2008)There was also a
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