Analyze multiple perspectives on American imperialism through primary source readings. This is part 1 of a 5 part series of primary source lessons on the U.S. in the 20th Century World. Learning objectives: 1. Analyze the motives and outcomes of American foreign policy decisions from 1898-1989; 2. Explain the connections between domestic political considerations and foreign policy decision-making; 3. Evaluate the extent to which American foreign policy decisions have promoted the ideals and interests of American democracy.
American Imperialism in Primary Sources
Subject Social Studies — US History
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout, Presentation
Foreign Affairs from Imperialism to Post-World War I (1898-1930): The industrial and territorial growth of the United States fostered expansion overseas. Greater involvement in the world set the stage for American participation in World War I and attempts to preserve post-war peace.
As a result of overseas expansion, the Spanish-American War and World War I, the United States emerged as a world power.
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