Us history II



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US HISTORY II


CHAPTER 18 LECTURE NOTES OUTLINE
Section 1: Imperialism and America

  1. Manifest Destiny vs. imperialism

  • mid 1800s Manifest Destiny (obvious fate to expand)

  • Mexican Am. War, Texas Rev., Gadsden Purchase

  • Late 1800s Imperialism—(global Manifest Destiny). Stronger nations controlling weaker areas or territories through colonization.

  • American Territories--Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa

  1. 3 factors that led to US imperialism—“gain and give”

    1. political—America’s desire for military strength

  • US military should expand (protection, competition)

    1. Economic—finding new markets for trade (raw materials, untapped resources)

    1. Cultural (social)—racial supremacy

  1. Acquiring Alaska

  2. Taking Hawaii





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