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American Imperialism in Primary Sources
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American Imperialism in Primary Sources

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Grade Level Grades 9-12
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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.

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Imperialism.ppt

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February 10, 2020
1.32 MB

1-Josiah-Strong.doc

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February 10, 2020
38 KB

2-Beveridge.doc

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February 10, 2020
64 KB

3-Twain.doc

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February 10, 2020
70.5 KB

4-Bryan.doc

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February 10, 2020
81 KB

5-VanDyke.doc

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February 10, 2020
57.5 KB

6-ColoredCitizens.doc

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February 10, 2020
27.5 KB

7-Emilio-Aguinaldo.doc

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February 10, 2020
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8-Dollar-Diplomacy.doc

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February 10, 2020
32 KB

philippines.mpg

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February 10, 2020
320 KB

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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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