This document was written in August 1898, after the end of the Spanish-American War and the beginning of the conquest of a new territory, the Philippines. It was written one of the wealthiest people in America in the 19th century, Andrew Carnegie, a self-made steel tycoon and vivid philanthropist. Andrew Carnegie had the ideology that some people “were incapable of assimilation into a democratic society.” He helped to finance the organization The American Anti-Imperialist League in 1898, with the purpose to express opposition to the annexation of the Philippines as an insular area of the United States. The document presents the arguments Carnegie had respecting the annexation of new territories to the United States, and while the term Anti-Imperialist
the other side of the spectrum, the working people adopted the idea of collectivity in order to weaken the impact of individual capitalism on their lives.
One of the capitalists was Andrew Carnegie who came from an out-of-work family and was one of the few who could claim to be “self-made” (58). As a young man, Carnegie learned about insider trading and later refined the art. He “accumulated capital by trading shares in overcapitalized companies and skimming profits from inflated stock prices.” (59)…
have for the nation as a whole?
4. What changes did Progressivism bring to the nation? How different was life in America in the mid 1910s compared to the 1890s?
13th, 14th, and 15th amendments
Ku Klux Klan
Compromise of 1877
Jim Crow laws…
Discuss the controversy over imperialism. Who defended U.S. intervention overseas? Who opposed it? On what grounds did the various writers base their case?
While the events of the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s helped in the rise of the American empire it also brought about the controversy over imperialism. Within the United States this controversy brought forth two groups those who supported United States Imperialism and those who opposed…
pursue their dream. Imperialism began when missionaries traveled to foreign lands in order to Christianize its people. They wanted to spread Christianity throughout the world before any other religion could beat them there first, “the unoccupied arable lands of the earth are limited, and will soon be taken...then the world will enter a new stage of its history-the final competition of races, for which the anglo-saxon is being schooled” (Doc.B). Josiah Strong viewed imperialism as the ruling of the…
Growth of America as an Empire
__________________- Stronger countries extend political, economic, or political control over weaker nations
American Imperialism based on 3 factors
Growth of _______________strength
Growth of new ______________ markets
Spread cultural __________________
Alfred T. Mahan- urged America to build strong navy
1883-1890- nine steel hulled fleet ships
Modern battleships such as Maine and Oregon
Boss Tweed/Tammany Hall
Citizens have a larger voice in the government
17th, 19th, recall, referendum, initiative
Pure Food and Drug Act-Sinclair
Interstate Commerce Act
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
Settlement Houses-Jane Addams
National Park Service-John Muir
Susan B. Anthony
From isolationism to imperialism/expansionism
Advanced Placement Untied States History
Dr. Alba 2014-2015 School Year
Course Description: AP U.S. History covers the spectrum of American history from pre- Columbian days to the present. Using chronological and thematic approaches to the material, the course exposes students to extensive primary and secondary sources and to the interpretations of various historians. Class participation through seminar reports, discussions, debates, and role-playing activities is required; special emphasis…
plan to free the slaves. He hoped to create a new civil war; he also planned to kill the VP and sec of state but that plan failed.
African American Men received the right to vote after the civil war.
2. Presidential reconstruction (1865-1867)
Andrew Johnson now president. He was a southerner but remained loyal to the north during the war. Yet, he was racist and showed very little sympathy to the newly freed slaves.
Johnson proposes a new plan:
Pardon all white southerners who took and oath…
I. Colonial Time (1607-1775) (7)
1.) Because of the strict guidelines and lack of personal liberty, certain people began rebelling against Puritan ideals; ultimately Puritanism ended up destroying itself.
a. Roger Williams was against forced religion and lead many of his Salem followers to Rhode Island. Here, all religions were tolerated and there was clear separation of church and state.
b. Anne Hutchinson and believed that the puritan ideal that the “saved” had to lead a proper life was foolish…
Federalist Americans in favor of ratifying the U.S. Constitution
Included Alexander Hamilton*, James Madison*, and John Jay who wrote the Federalist Papers, urging ratification
Would eventually convince all of the colonies to ratify, join the new nation
Anti-Federalist Those who were against ratifying the new proposed constitution
Thought that it gave the federal government too much power
Wanted to preserve certain civil rights
Their concerns were addressed in the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution…