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Preparation for Second Major Examination hist part 1

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Preparation for Second Major Examination Old Expansionism 1. Territory acquired from revolution to civil war. 2. Territory acquired was on North American Continent. 3. Territory acquired was lightly unhabited. 4. Immediate grant of citizenship to inhabitants, promise of eventual statehood. New Expansionism 1. Confined to 1890s 2. Territory acquired was overseas, especially in the pacific. 3. Territory acquired was not centiguos. 4. In some cases, territory already heavily populated. 5. Not necessarily grant of citizenship or promise of statehood. 6. Often were economic and strategic reasons involved. How the United States acquired Alaska and Hawaii? In 1867, at the instigation of Seward , The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, thereby ridding the continent of another foreign power. In 1867 Seward acquired the Midway Islands in the Western Pacific, discovered by an American naval officer, N.C Brooks. Seward also made overtures toward annexing the Hawaiian Islands, and he looked at Cuba. In 1870
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