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Unformatted text preview: 1/31 Industrial Revolution Background: By 1890s US leading industrial power of world. Producing more iron, steel, textile, railroads than the rest of the world combined. Before Civil war US had few large factories. Largest were 50 or so people. By 1900s some had 100s and even 1000s of people Industrial power=international strength. By 1915, news was already flowing quickly internationally. Americas Rise to World Power U.S. Continentalism, c. 1790-1890 o Louisiana Purchase, 1803 o Florida, 1819 o Texas, 1845 o Oregon (Territory), 1846 o Mexican Cession, 1848 o Alaska, 1867 Forces for International Expansion o Global Imperialism: (Industrial) Europe Brittan, France, Germany, Japan, Russia o Christian Missionary Movement (Protestant and Catholic) o Economic Markets o White Supremacy ideas o American Idealism The New American Navy o Alfred Thayer Mahan an old naval man. Set out to decide what made a nation strong. Came to conclusion that it was the Navy. the Navy....
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