American Expansion
8th Grade American Expansion Inquiry
Was American Expansion Abroad Justified?
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Supporting Question 1- What conditions influenced the United State's expansion abroud?
  • Source A: Digital History, explanation of the United States global expansion in the 19th century, “The United States Becomes a World Power,” 2014 Mintz, S., & McNeil, S. (2015). The United States Becomes a World Power. Digital History. Retrieved September 9, 2015 from http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=2&psid=3158.
  • Source B: Alfred Mahan, an explanation of why the United States should expand its naval power, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783 (excerpts), 1890 Public domain. www.gutenberg.org/files/13529/13529-h/13529-h.htm#Page_83
  • Source C: Foreign policy positions advocated by the Republican Party, Republican Party Platform (excerpts), 1896
     
Supporting Question 2- What arguements were made in favor of imperialism and the Spanish-American War?

Supporting Question 3- What arguements were made in opposition to imperialism and the Spanish-American War?
 
Supporting Question 4- What were the results of the US involvement in the Spanish-American War?
  • Source A: Map of American expansion 1867-1899, 2015