Apush period 7: 1890-1945 (American Pageant Chapters 28-34)

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A.) Imperialists cited economic opportunities, racial theories, competition with European empires, and the perception in the 1890s that the Western frontier was “closed” to argue that Americans were destined to expand their culture and institutions to peoples around the globe

B) Anti-imperialists cited

principles of self-determination and invoked

both racial theories and the

U.S. foreign policy tradition

of isolationism to argue that

the U.S. should not extend

its territory overseas.

C) The American victory in

the Spanish–American War

led to the U.S. acquisition

of island territories in the

Caribbean and the Pacific,

an increase in involvement

in Asia, and the suppression

of a nationalist movement

in the Philippines.

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