Imperialism Essay | Imperialism in the 1800s

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Imperialism in the 1800s

Summary: Explores the history of American imperialism in the 1800s. Describes Americans being influenced by four motives: racism, nationalism, commercialism, and humanitarianism, which all inspired the United States to expand towards Cuba and the Philippines.
In the late 1800s a strong feeling of imperialism swept over the United States. Throughout this time period, the issue of whether or not the United States should expand its borders was under debate. At the time there were numerous factors that contributed to the idea of expansion. These factors were all influenced by four motives: racism, nationalism, commercialism, and humanitarianism, which all inspired the United States to expand towards Cuba and the Philippines.

The beginning of imperialism in the United States spread a vivid feeling of nationalism amongst the American people. One of the long term influences that contributed to the expansion of the United States was due to the beliefs of Josiah Strong and his followers. They believed that the Anglo-Saxon culture should be superior to all other cultures, and they should spread it by helping foreigners assimilate to Anglo-Saxon beliefs. Josiah Strong and his followers believed that...

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