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The United States takes The United States takes its Place in the World its Place in the World The Building of an Empire The Building of an Empire A Grade 5 Social Studies Online Activity
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Blueprint History – Era 7 (1890 – 1930) Emergence of Modern America Interpret how culture changes over time as a consequence of industrialization, technology, or cultural diffusion (i.e., railroad transportation, telecommunication, building design, varied types of music, and the growth of government services).
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By the late 1800’s the United States had emerged as a leader in agriculture and industry. Now that our country stretched from ocean to ocean, many American leaders felt that the United States should start stretching to new lands. They looked for new resources and materials and new markets for American goods.
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Alaska – a mistake? Many Americans thought it was foolish for the United States to buy Alaska from Russia in 1867 because it was so far away and so unknown. However, in 1896 gold was discovered in the Klondike region and a gold rush reminiscent of 1849 began.
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Definitely Not!! Buying Alaska turned out to be very profitable, and as resources of gold, fish, lumber, coal and copper poured in, many felt that we should search for new lands across seas.
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Aloha Hawaii!! The Hawaiian Islands had been inhabited since the eighth century. By the late 1800’s many Americans lived there. In 1887 King Kalakaua tried to keep Americans from taking over his islands,
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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