american imperialism 1 – writinghub.net

american imperialism 1 – writinghub.net

For this short written assignment, you will be reading two short primary sources from the Age of American Imperialism. This period, where the United States actively sought to expand beyond its continental borders, presented an ideological challenge; how to reconcile American democracy with imperialist expansion. These two short primary sources present several arguments utilized to justify America’s expansionistic policies.

For your assignment, I want you to read these short pieces and then identify at least TWO arguments they present to justify American expansion. Then, I want you to briefly assess whether or not you think that these arguments can be reconciled with American democracy. You will answer these two parts in a 1-2 page, double-spaced written response.

Here are the links…

On Anglo-Saxon Predominance

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1898beveridge.html

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