5-8 Paragraph Assignment (Standifer3)

Humanities

5-8 Paragraph Assignment (Standifer3).

Essay Question:

The Spanish-American War of 1898, in which the United States expanded into overseas 

Arguably marked

territories, arguably marked a turning point in the relationship of the United States with the rest 

of the world. What factors motivated this new form of American expansion, and to what extent 

Factors make american imperialism distinct

did those factors make American imperialism distinct from that of European empires during this 

period?

 Considerations:

 the founding of the United States in an anti-colonial war and its anti-colonial political 

traditions

 the ideological roots and ramifications of Manifest Destiny

Foreign policy

 the interrelationship of politics, economics, foreign policy, religion, racism, and 

nationalism

 domestic opposition to colonial expansion

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