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transcontinental trade became easier and more efficient, it became more productive to trade overseas. By the year 1915, many Americans had abandoned the isolationist theory famously suggested by the first President, Washington. Many resisted, but the financial benefits outweighed the risks. This is shown in document 8, in the graph that shows Us foreign trade increasing in billions from 1865 to 1915. The US went from 0.2 billion dollars in 1865 to 5 billion dollars. The major reason for an increase in foreign trade was because of the emergence of new trading partners. The growth of international trade displayed American desire to build, innovate, and explore new markets. An increase in foreign trade is a major reason as to why the US became an imperialist nation. Lastly, the US was able to go from a isolationist nation to a imperialist nation was because of the building of the panama canal. The panama canal was built because throughout the 1800’s American leaders/businessmen wanted to ship goods quickly and cheaply between the atlantic and pacific coasts. According to document 2, the image shows the lock system of the panama canal. The diagram shows the atlantic and pacific ocean being connected by the panama canal.
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