American Imperialism Tabitha FloydHIS204

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American Imperialism Tabitha Floyd HIS204: American History since 1865 Instructor: Christine Hansen
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Imperialism is the policy by one country to controls another country. Most control is achieved by military means to gain economic and political advantages. The American imperialism was Americans way of expanding. We were trying to get more resources. We were a wealthy nation and I believe we were trying to keep it that way. We wanted to monopolize the world, be bigger and better then the other countries. In my opinion it sounds like we were on a major power kick. There are several reasons why the United States wanted to expand. The principal reasons are well known: immense richness in raw materials; greater equilibrium between industry and agriculture; broader territorial and demographic bases, which permitted the enjoyment of important economies of scale in matters of industrial mass production; the absence of semi-feudal vestiges, which allowed the expansion of a purer capitalism than that of the other imperialist countries, etc. The Spanish-American War, This was the start of America’s imperialism. On the night of February 15, 1898, the ship was mysteriously blown up, and 260 lives were lost. Initial reports pointed to sabotage by Spain. All this had created anti –Spanish feelings among the Americans. On April 20, President McKinley approved a congressional resolution that called for immediate Spanish withdrawal from Cuba, and on April 24, war was declared by the Spanish government. Congressional resolutions affirmed Cuban independence and stated that the United States was
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course PHY 372 taught by Professor Melanierodriguez during the Spring '12 term at Ashford University.

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