Imperialism: Expanding to gain new lands and resources
American expansionism was also influenced by the domestic tensions of the 1890’s, Social Darwinism and a growing population. In order to protect American markets and spread Christianity around the world the United States constructed an empire.
One negative result of American expansionism was that some foreign countries resisted the American interference.
Define Social Darwinism: The theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals