Dbq american Imperialism This work will be considered a test grade. You are to hand in only concise, short, but accurate numbered answers. There are 40 questions at 2 points each. I expect well-reasoned simple answers to each question


DOCUMENT 2 “Go West, young man, grow up with the country.” -



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DOCUMENT 2

Go West, young man, grow up with the country.” - Horace Greeley, New York Tribune (1850)



  1. The opinion of John L. Sullivan (see Document 1) and the advice of Horace Greeley in Document 2 both supported westward expansion and settlement by Americans. Which groups of North American inhabitants would have been likely to object to the positions of both of these men? Explain.

DOCUMENT 3

We make treaties – that is we pledge our faith – and then leave swindlers and knaves of all kinds to execute them. We maintain and breed pauper colonies. The savages, who know us, and who know us, and who will neither be pauperized nor trust our word, we pursue, and slay if we can, at an incredible expense….The fact is that these Indians, with whom we have made a solemn treaty that their territory shall not be invaded, and that they should receive supplies on their reservations, have seen from one thousand to fifteen hundred miners during the present season entering and occupying their territory….” - Harper’s Weekly, August 5, 1876



  1. How does the author of the article in Harper’s Weekly view the treaties made by the United States government with the various Native American populations? How does he view the treatment they receive?

DOCUMENT 4

The Philippines are ours forever….And just beyond the Philippines are China’s….markets. We will not retreat from either….We will not abandon our opportunity in the Orient. We will not renounce our part in the mission of our race….under God, of the civilization of the world….And we will move forward to our work….with gratitude….and thanksgiving to Almighty God that He has marked us his chosen people.” Senator Albert Beveridge, Speech to 56th Congress Congressional Record (1900



  1. What is the “work” that Senator Beveridge believes the United States must move forward with the Orient?

  2. What occurrence had taken place that would lead Senator Beveridge to state in 1900 that the “Philippines are ours forever?”

DOCUMENT 5

Our interests and those of our southern neighbors are in reality identical. They have great natural riches, and if within their borders the reign of law and justice obtains, prosperity is sure to come to them….We would interfere with them only if it became evident that their inability or unwillingness to do justice at home and abroad had violated the rights of the United States or had invited foreign aggression to the detriment of the entire body of American nations. - President Theodore Roosevelt, Message to Congress, December 6,



  1. The segment above is often referred to as the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. What geographic area is being referred to by President Roosevelt?

  2. What are President Roosevelt’s opinions regarding United States intervention in the “southern neighbors?”




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