American Imperialism

 

American Imperialism

reading two short primary sources from the Age of American Imperialism. This period, where the United States actively sought to expand beyond its continental borders,
presented an ideological challenge; how to reconcile American democracy with imperialist expansion. These two short primary sources present several arguments utilized
to justify America’s expansionistic policies.
I want you to read these short pieces and then identify at least TWO arguments they present to justify American expansion. Then, I want you to briefly assess whether
or not you think that these arguments can be reconciled with American democracy

Here are the links

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/strong.html

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1898beveridge.html