Economic and military competition from other states as well as feeling of cultural superiority led to this shift of opinion. Expansion was caused by Asia, Hawaii and Latin America. Imperialism was led by the Spanish-American war which involved Cuba and the Philippines. The United States, from its inception had a lust for real estate. From the original chants of "manifest destiny" to the calls for the annexation of Indian territories, America has been driven to acquire land. The land was needed for economic expansion, by the end of the 19th century, the entire continental United States had been in possession. The United States no longer sought new lands to farm and work nor did they need new areas for their geological resources; the motives had changed. The United States was now driven by the temptations of world power and political supremacy. The self-absorbed citizenry looked upon their intrusion into foreign areas as a moral obligation; to spread the words of democracy and Christ throughout the world. The Spanish-American War in the final years of the 19th century perfectly demonstrated this "new" imperialism. In addition the American intrusion into Chinese affairs during the Boxer rebellion was also proof for the new motives which governed the international attitude. By the end of the 19th century Spanish forces in Cuba were in an all-out battle with nationalist rebels. The foreign policy of the United States is the way in which it interacts with foreign nations
This period was characterized by maturing social and governmental efforts to reform society, whose roots lay in the 19th century. These reforms included women's suffrage and equal pay, birth control, child labor reform, the eight-hour day and environmental conservation, among others.
Mississippi was the first state to accept the amendment, in 1918 and New Jersey was the last, in 1922, at number 46. By then the majority had already been reached.…
This term was created by the government of the United States in 1970s to
relate to the Spanish speaking families.
Well, here is the most common question; Are the Latino and Hispanic the same terms?
People in the United States prevalently use both the terms interchangeably for the common
ethnic group. Latino is used to refer to the people, whose origin is Latin American, whereas
Hispanic is used for the people belonging to Spanish speaking countries.…
Once the constitution was approved, they
could elect governments. They had to ratify the 14
10. The Fifteenth Amendment gave voting rights to all males of any race.
11. It forbade the president from firing civil officials, and Johnson fired Secretary of War
Edwin Stanton without consulting Congress.
12. “Scalawags” were southerners who moved north to work with Radicals. They were
viewed as traitors by southerners. “Carpetbaggers” were northerners who moved south.…
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Reading and Science
Write DEFINITION CARDS for the following terms for this section:
a period of colonial expansion—and its accompanying ideologies—by the European powers, the United States of
America and the Empire of Japan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
After WWI, US is dominant power in West.
Private investments by U.S. companies and loans from the
government were the chief means of influence
The United States intervened periodically in Latin America to
protect investments and contain communism.
More than 30 interventions before 1933
After interventions, US helped to create Banana Republics
Conservative governments (often corrupt dictatorships) that would
be friendly to the US and US financial interests.
Called this because…
or by appointment
The overall objective of this course is to help students to analyze the past and relate it to current problems and concerns while they develop a basic understanding of United States history of the 19th century.…
published in 1893 by George Gissing, explores the struggles for women’s
emancipation during the late 19
century through the point of view of various Women who
are all victims of the Victorian patriarchal system. Margaret Atwood’s novel
published in 1986 is a dystopian fiction told from the first person narrative of Offred. The
novel explores the destruction of female identity within a theocratic dictatorship.…
Although Italians have prominently been part in the history of Canada as far back as the 15
century, there were still relatively few Italians in Canada. Those who did come during this time
were more like “sojourners” rather than settlers.…
Teaching & Learning Position Paper
China and the Confucian Education
A position paper commissioned and published by
Universitas 21, the leading global network of research
universities for the 21st century.…