expansionism

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1.1 America as a model society a. Persistent expansion marked the first century of America’s history b. After the Civil War, America purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for 7.2 million and acquired a naval coaling station on Midway Island near the Hawaiian chain which was eventually annexed in 1898 c. Attempts to annex Santo Domingo failed 2. Profits: searching for overseas markets a. Understanding the accepted model of national expansion, big business supported the building of a stronger navy and widespread coaling stations b. The tremendous growth in American production saddled with the depression forced American business to seek markets overseas 3. Patriotism: asserting national power a. Most Americans of the age saw expansion as an expression of national glory and greatness b. Piety also came into play: there existed a missionary impulse to carry Western ideals to Christian lands around the globe. a.
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