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34 A Little History: Why did the Romans conquer the world as they knew it? Why did the U.S. allow so many people to freely immigrate to this country in the 18th, 19th and early in the 20th century? Why did we expand to the West coast? The Romans were after resources. Land, capital, and human resources. Many of the cultures they conquered were enslaved to produce the infrastructure of Rome. The Greek culture was absorbed into Roman culture. The Romans used Greek technology for their own ends.
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Unformatted text preview: The Greeks served as teachers of Roman children and servants in Roman households. Other cultures were not so lucky. The U.S. needed human resources to foster economic growth. Immigration was a source of these human resources. We needed people to expand our economy from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast. We conquered indigenous people to acquire land resources and advance the U.S. economy....
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