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American Imperialism: World Leader or Bully Directions : In the late 1800’s America joined European powers in creating an overseas empire. This is called imperialism – when powerful nations exert their control over foreign territories. Listed below are 10 key events in the building of America’s overseas empire. Analyze these 10 events and determine whether America was acting as a world leader by promoting good or as a bully pushing smaller states around in America’s best interest. Then provide evidence as to why. Events Year World Leader or Bully Evidence US Purchases Alaska 1867 world leader The U.S. bought Alaska from Russia fair and square, they also got so many natural resources by doing so The US Takes Hawaii 1898 bully american planters and the US worked together to take over the island Spanish American War 1898 bully Conflict of the U.S. and Spain. Cuba was struggling from independence from Spain Foraker act 1900 world leader President William McKinley signed the act on April 12, 1900 and it became known as the

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