4.14.11 The Rise of the American Empire with voice over

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The Rise of the American Empire 1. Spirit that developed in 1880s and 1890s was expansionism a. Potentially because of the outraged farmers and workers b. American Empire: i. A. Causes of the U.S. Expansionism a. Nationalism i. U.S. was the biggest and had a lot to offer at the time b. Religious Motivation i. largely among American protestant groups ii. Want to expand Christianity iii. Basis of Christian Doctrine 1. Imposes on those who believe in it 2. In the eyes of Christians there is only “one religion” a. Others are damned to hell b. Want to extend Christianity to save those others and wanted to spread to countries who practiced Catholicism c. Wider markets for U.S. goods i. Impose the requirements to purchase American goods and only buy from the U.S. ii. As we get closer to the end of the 1800s, Industrial productivity begins to overrun the need for their products 1. Take control of areas to sell to d. Search for Raw Materials i. We never purchased all of the raw materials needed for our Industry ii. Chrome grills, and decorations have disappeared from automobiles 1. We don’t produce chrome, we got it from South Africa iii. The U.S. needed to expand to get more control of Raw Materials
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e. Outlets for U.S. Investments f. Status and Prestige
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Spring '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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