Reflect: As you learn about American Imperialism,
think about the factors that contributed to it. Consider the importance
of the expansion of the Navy, the technological advancements and the
need for markets brought on by the Industrial Revolution. Also think
about the idea of Manifest Destiny. It is often connected to the
settlement and development of the American West, but how was it also
connected to American Imperialism? Take the time to notice President
Theodore Roosevelt’s role in promoting American Imperialism and the
factors contributing to America’s expanding role in the world.
Write: Refer to your textbook and the film. Thoroughly address the following points:
Explain Manifest Destiny and American exceptionalism.
How were these ideas applied to U.S. foreign policy at the turn of the 20th century?
What do you see as the positives and negatives of American Imperialism?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Provide
specific examples to support your points. Your references and citations
must be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford