US Imperialism

US Imperialism - intheworld .Thecryfornew farmers,manufactu

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Why does the US begin to expand its role  in the world?
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Overseas markets provided natural resources and  new markets for finished goods Economic realities helped to spur the debate about  commercial expansion abroad. The cry for new  markets struck a responsive chord in American  farmers, manufacturers, and investors Other European countries were blocking US trade  with their colonies in Africa, Asia and China
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To some extent, the idea of exporting American  capitalism and democracy overseas drew strength from  the Progressive movement, which had shown that  Americans had the ability to change  a nation once they mobilized for reform.  Deeply ingrained racial attitudes added support to the  American impulse to become involved in the affairs of  other nations. Some Americans believed people in  places like the Philippines and most of the Caribbean  were racially inferior and should succumb to United  States leadership.  Christian missionaries
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Opponents of imperialism rejected the policy of  establishing dominance over other nations on  humanitarian and moral grounds. They lamented  that extensive trading overseas would drag the  nation into the colonialism and militarism of  European powers.
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course HISTORY 103 taught by Professor Livingston during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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