America’s Age of Imperialism

Topic: America’s Age of Imperialism

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America’s Age of Imperialism
Prepare Icon Prepare: Read Chapters 4 and 6 of the textbook and watch To Conquer or Redeem.

Reflect Icon 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. Think also 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.

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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?

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Barnes, L. & Bowles, M. (2014). The American story: Perspectives and encounters from 1877. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
•This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.

Wood, S. (Writer & Producer). (2010). To conquer or redeem [Series episode]. In G. Lucas (Executive producer), Manifest Destiny. Retrieved from

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