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The American Imperialism - After the civil war, United States took a turn that led them to solidify as the world power. From the late 1800s, as the US began to collect power through Cuba, Hawaii, and the Philippines, debate arose among historians about American imperialism and its behavior. Historians such as William A. Williams, Arthur Schlesinger, and Stephen Kinzer provides their own vision and how America ought to be through ideas centered around economics, power, and racial superiority. Economics becomes a large factor in the American imperialism; but more specifically that expansion in foreign markets is a vital part in the growth of America....   [tags: Historians, Expansion, Power]
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American Imperialism - Imperialism, defined by Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, is "the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisition or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas"(Merriam-Webster). During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe. The United States has become an empire....   [tags: US Imperialism Power Expansion] 1850 words
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A Brief History of American Imperialism - The United States saw its territory more than double in the first three decades of the 19th century. Bursting with nationalist fervor, an insatiable desire for more land, and a rapidly increasing population, the western frontiers of the United States would not remain east of the Mississippi. The eventual spread of the American nation beyond the Mississippi into Native and French land, referred to as “Manifest Destiny” by John O’Sullivan, was rationalized as a realization of their God given duty....   [tags: Native American genocide]
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American Imperialism Then and Now: Diffusion of the American Culture - The imperialist spirit of the United States was inherited from England after the U.S. broke away from its mother country in 1775. The young country wanted to spread its ways of living across its landscape, creating defined boarders on both sides that separated it from its English predecessors. Thus America’s New Frontier was born. America built up its imperialistic nature throughout the 19th century and on into the 20th century, flexing its muscles and establishing itself as a new world superpower....   [tags: US territorial history]
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American Imperialism - The United States of America had begun its political life as a colony of the British Empire. However, as the 20th century dawned, the nation quickly found itself as one of the world’s leading imperial powers. Historians have proposed various reasons for this change in the American psyche. Historians from the progressive school of thought argue that economic interests dictated American foreign policy; while academics of the Conservative or older patriotic tradition advocate that the nation's brief foray into imperialism represented a “great aberration” from typical American isolationism....   [tags: U.S. History] 2442 words
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American Imperialism - Nationalism was a prevalent ideology worldwide by the late 1800s, and as the industrial revolution allowed the United States to emerge as a world power at this time, there was an urge to compete with Europe in territory as well as technology. In the late 19th to early 20th century, “empire-building” allowed for U.S. capitalistic expansion, thinly veiled by nationalistic rhetoric of “the white man’s burden” and a moral necessity to extend American culture to “inferior” races. The discourse of imperialism necessitated an American national identity, which revolved around the virtues of capitalism and democracy, expressions of masculinity, and the supremacy of the white race....   [tags: U.S. Foreign Policy ]
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American Imperialism - The years after the Civil War were the years of great economic expansion in the history of United States. With the increase in production by industries, the demand for resources increased rapidly and because the land under the control of the United States could not fulfill this demand, the only option was to expand the territorial area. In 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia and in the same year, it annexed Midway Islands. Until 1890s, the expansion was restricted to west and did not go further the nation’s boundaries....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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American Imperialism in the Philippines - In 1898, in an effort to free Cuba from the oppression of its Spanish colonizers, America captured the Philippines. This brought about questions of what America should do with the Philippines. Soon, controversy ensued both in the American political arena as well as among its citizens. Throughout its history, America had always been expansionistic, but it had always limited itself to the North American continent. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, however, there emerged a drive to expand outside of the continent....   [tags: American Foreign Policy in Philippines]
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American Imperialism - To use the title ‘Transnational American’ (Grewal, 2005) might be more politically correct than American imperialism but I contend that one is in fact an agent of the other. The two readings for this week converge around the discussion of transnationalism and neoliberalism although in slightly different ways. Grewal (2005) discusses transnationalism in relation to the United States and its cultural, social, political and economic influence on other nation-states specifically through technologies, biopolitics and geopolitics....   [tags: Nongovernmental Oganizations] 967 words
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American Imperialism - American Imperialism has been a part of United States history ever since the American Revolution. Imperialism is the practice by which large, powerful nations seek to expand and maintain control or influence on a weaker nation. Throughout the years, America has had a tendency to take over other people's land. America had its first taste of Imperialistic nature back when Columbus came to America almost five hundred years ago. He fought the inhabitants with no respect for their former way of life, took their land, and proceeded to enslave many of these Native Americans....   [tags: American History] 921 words
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American Age of Imperialism - Imperialism; a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. This is what the United States is known for between 1850 and 1920. The U.S. made Cuba a protectorate, exerted influence to China and Japan, intervened in Latino America and Mexico, and annexed: Hawaii, Philippines, and Puerto Rico. The United States became a large and strong nation by concurring or influencing territories. This was the beginning to the United States' way to becoming a world power....   [tags: extending a country's power] 1577 words
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American Imperialism - America had definitely played its role in its imperialism. First of all imperialism is the control from one country doing to another. America has controlled a lot of countries in its time. In this essay I will talk about the causes and effects that America’s imperialism played a role in. We have really controlled a lot of countries in our time but this essay will focus more on the 19th and 20th century. We play a pretty big influence in the world today as in status wise. A lot of countries respect us because of our integrity and greatness that we have achieved....   [tags: United States America Imperialist essays papers] 775 words
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The Rise of American Imperialism - The Rise of American Imperialism The idea of American Imperialism had both its advocates and its critics. One only needs to look at a map to see which side won. America has greatly expanded since its own phase as a colony of the greatest European Empire of the time. America became her own Empire through the accusation of vast territories through many different mean. "Sometimes she purchases the mighty morsel, sometimes she forms it … by the natural increase of her own people, sometimes she "annexes," and sometimes she conquers it ("Manifest")." The rise of American Empire received support because in many ways it seemed a proper product of past American history and tradition (Healy 4...   [tags: Papers] 924 words
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American Imperialism in Liberia - Until the late 19th century, America was not an imperialist nation in the sense that the western European nations were. The wars with Native Americans were not so much a colonization effort as it was sheer conquest. Imperialism is an oppression of a foreign land and people for the purpose of enhancing the economy and political prowess of the imperialist nation, as well as enforcing the imperialist nation’s culture and often religion on the native population. The Native American oppression was too domestic to be considered imperialism, and was done strictly for the land and the American belief in Manifest Destiny....   [tags: African History Essays]
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American Imperialism - Sparks of a daunting imperialistic period were galvanized in 1897 when Theodore Roosevelt wrote in a letter, " In strict confidence… I should welcome almost any way, for I think this country needs one." In 1890, the year of massacre at Wounded Knee, the Bureau of Census declared the internal frontier closed. The profit system already started looking overseas for expansion. The severe depression beginning in 1893 stimulated the idea of overseas markets for the surplus of American goods. Expansion overseas was not a completely innovative idea seeing as the Monroe Doctrine (Issued in 1823 when Latin countries were revolting for independence) considered Latin America in the United States' spher...   [tags: US History] 1594 words
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The Mexican War as an Exercise in American Imperialism - The Mexican War as an Exercise in American Imperialism The US government believed firmly in the doctrine of Manifest destiny, the government argued that they had the right and duty to expand through North American because it was necessary and inevitable. During the 19th century Mexico dominated a large amount of North America which was inhabited by American settlers and the American government aimed to expand the USA from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and were ready to achieve this by any means....   [tags: Papers History USA Expansion Essays] 1165 words
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Military Strategic Interest as an Imporatant Factor in American Imperialism - ... South of the Hawaiian Islands lay the islands of Samoa. This island was 3,000 miles. There the United States built a naval station at Pago Pago. Another great thing about this island was the trading with Great Britain and Germany. But after time anger grew among the nations and the island was divided between America, Great Britain, and Germany. Then Great Britain eventually split from the Island of Samoa to go to other Pacific Islands. John Hay the Secretary of Sates purposed the Open Door Policy which allowed foreign nations to trade freely....   [tags: foreign policies of Taft, Roosevelt and Wilson] 538 words
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American Imperialism - Since its inception, America as a nation has developed and progressed according to trends of change that collectively define an era. Like all other eras, the time period of 1875-1925 experienced growth, changes, movements, and new ideals. It is the way that these changes came about that defines this era. Americans started to push for changes in many arenas of life that were previously unchallenged. New experiences and opportunities were also presented to America that caused tributaries in the former American ideal....   [tags: essays research papers] 1070 words
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America The Worlds's Superpower - American Behemoth At times growing like a cancer across the planet and at other times, acting as a swift military force, America is the world's greatest superpower. Small States are of the past and have no future. The modern movement is all toward the concentration of people and territory into great nations and large dominions. The great nations are rapidly absorbing for their future expansion and their present defence all the waste places of the earth…. As one of the great nations of the world, the United States must not fall out of the line of march....   [tags: American Influence, Imperialism] 1566 words
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The Push and Pull of Imperialism - Following the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, Americans began to set their eyes on other shores. With new technology and equipment such as the telegraph and the railroads, the United States had shrunk. No longer was the United States a vast expanse of uncharted territory, but instead, it was a conquered land with a growing population and growing cities. Imperialism was born out of this desire to look across oceans for more land and trade posts for America’s expanding population and economy. Following the Reconstruction Era, the United States debated imperialist policies based on economic, social, military, and political beliefs which ultimately propelled the country to achieving a dominat...   [tags: American History, Technological Advancements]
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Parallels of Imperialism and Opression in Avatar - ... They talk about a network of energy that flows through all living things, which to them is practically sacred. Though these various issues are scattered all around the plot of the film, they merely serve as references to the film’s biggest question: who are the savages, the terrorists, the “uncivilized?” Is it the primal, forest-dwellers with the intimate connection to each other and their planet, or is it the technologically advanced humans who kill and dominate on behalf of their shareholders....   [tags: native american, film analysis] 1610 words
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The Indigenous Responses to Western Imperialism - Research Paper: Perspectives Matter Project During the late 1800s, several powerful countries were looking into expanding their land, and imperializing. The cultures of the imperialized lands were highly impacted and caused a response. The most valid document relating to the indigenous responses to Western Imperialism in both the Hawaiian Islands and Africa is “Hawaii’s Last Queen on American Annexation” By Queen Liliuokalani. During the late 1800’s, America participated in the Spanish-American war, annexing the Philippine islands....   [tags: hawaii, spanish-american war] 716 words
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Always Wanting More: Imperialism and Expansionism - Going to the local grocery store while hungry is always on the list of things not to do. Why. Because while walking up and down the aisles, hunger decides to strike and more grocery items are added to the shopping cart. Another not to do idea for grocery shopping is taking little kids along for the trip. Why not for this one. Because the little kids will want even more in the cart than the hunger attack would. The 19th and 20th century United States of America was the little kids and the hunger attack in the scenario given above....   [tags: American History]
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The United States and the Era of Imperialism - The United States and the Era of Imperialism Never interfere with Europe was the cry of the founding fathers. Our very first president, George Washington warned us not to get involved with foreign powers. The spirit at the time of our nation’s birth was isolationism. The infant United States of America could not afford to get it’s hand caught in the cookie jar of world affairs. As children grow they get stronger, and the growth of the United States was no different. By the end of the Civil War the United States had muscles to flex....   [tags: American History Essays] 2453 words
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Aims of 19th Century Imperialism - What were the aims of the 19th century imperial countries and how successful were they in achieving these aims. Imperialism could be defined as a policy of a country of gaining new territories and establishing nation’s dominance of political, economic, and social life of another territories or countries. This policy was the main trend in the global politics in the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries. The main countries involved in the imperialism were such major European countries as France, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Italy and, in addition to that, the developing United States of America....   [tags: Imperialism] 409 words
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Meiji Imperialism: Planned or Unplanned? - Before the Meiji era, Japan experienced rule by the Tokugawa shogunate in the Edo era. The Tokugawa shogunate did not allow other nations into Japan because “they had opened Japan to ‘corruption’ by the ideas of Christianity” (Beasley 22). However, the arrival of the American commander, Commodore Matthew C. Perry in the port of Edo changed Japan forever. “The advent of the Western powers thoroughly dislodged the Tokugawa international order. In March 1854, Japan concluded with the United States the ‘Treaty of Amity’ and, in July 1858, the ‘Treaty of Amity and Commerce’” (Zachmann 12)....   [tags: Imperialism]
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Imperialism in America - Imperialism in America At the turn of the century, America and the views of its people were changing. Many different ideas were surfacing about issues that affected the country as a whole. The Republican Party, led by William McKinley, were concentrating on the expansion of the United States and looking to excel in power and commerce. The Democratic Party at this time was led by William Jennings Bryan, who was absorbed in a sponge of morality and was concerned with the rights of man. The nation’s self-interest was divided into different ideas between the two parties....   [tags: American History Politics Essays]
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Imperialism: Things Fall Apart Compared to Primary Sources - Imperialism: "Things Fall Apart" Compared to Primary Sources Imperialism is the act of a larger more powerful country taking over a smaller weaker country. Imperialism was very evident in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Africa, an up and coming country was a gargantuan country and just waiting to be taken over. At one point in time the entire continent was taken over by imperialist nations. The novel "Things Fall Apart" written by Chinua Achebe tells about the trials and tribulations of African people and their country during imperialist times....   [tags: Comparative Essay imperialism] 1256 words
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Western Imperialism and Modern East Asia - Western imperialism in East Asia caused many tribulations for China, Japan, and Korea but also helped them to become contemporary nations. The East Asian countries were tremendously affected by unequal treaties, extraterritoriality, and above all, technology. Great Britain encroached upon China their greed for open trade with the Chinese empire resulting in the deterioration of the Chinese culture, which led to the emergence of a modernized civilization. Japan was co-subjugated by Russia and the United States so that the trade routes of these western countries could extend into the east, which resulted in the foundation of industrialization in Modern East Asia....   [tags: China, Japan, Korea, Imperialism]
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The Awakening of Imperialism in America - Imperialism is the policy of a state aiming at establishing control beyond its borders over people unwilling to except such control. Because of this unwillingness imperialist policy always involves the use of power against its victims. It has therefore often been considered morally reprehensive, and the term has been employed in international propaganda to discredit an opponent’s policy. In the Nineteenth Century America, this was conveyed as the awakening of economic and political values. Principally, the goal was to seize the market of raw materials for its cultural gains and to create dominion by appealing to a wide range of people....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Effects of Imperialism - Throughout history, imperialism has shown to play a major role in every country’s society. In Joseph Conrad’s novella, The Heart of Darkness, he tries to portray the effects that imperialism has on different groups and it causes destruction for everyone that is involved. He takes us on a journey to show us what imperialism really looks like and most of the time it is not good. Even though imperialism claims to be an advancement forward, it can really harm those who are affected by it. In the Heart of Darkness, the main character Marlow has a chance to experience different ways that imperialism is presented....   [tags: international relations, history]
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America from Imperialism to the Great War - Imperialism and Progressivism were focusing more on domestic growth with an indirect focus on foreign policy. The US gained more from staying at home and letting a shadow government run a country of great financial interest to the US and their investors than from taking over countries and running them with US personnel; these ideologies would play a role in the decision to hold off on getting into the Great War right away. On the other hand a worldwide market was opening up and China was becoming a big player, subsequently everyone wanted to get a piece of them....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Haiti: The Corruptions of Imperialism Reigns - Imperialism has carved entire continents, destroyed ancient cultures, uprooted millions of people from their ancestral homes, and created an oppressive systems that traps third world countries. In the book “Promises Not Kept”, the author, John Isbister states: “Imperialism shaped today’s third world.” This statement explains how the third world itself is nothing more than the aftermath of imperialism. The best method to demonstrate how imperialism plays out begins with colonization. European empires used this method to spread themselves around the world, strategically expanding their power....   [tags: monopoly, poor countries, capitalism]
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Haiti: The Corruptions of Imperialism Reigns - Imperialism has carved entire continents, destroyed ancient cultures, uprooted millions of people from their ancestral homes, and created an oppressive systems that traps third world countries. In the book “”, the author, John Isbister states: “Imperialism shaped today’s third world.” This statement explains how the third world itself is nothing more than the aftermath of imperialism. The best method to demonstrate how imperialism plays out begins with colonization. European empires used this method to spread themselves around the world, strategically expanding their power....   [tags: power, oppressive systems] 726 words
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A Critical Analysis of Liguistic Imperialism - ... Does this diffusion of the English language rule affect operations in political and econmical relations. Summary The article claims that English is essential to the globalization processes for economic and political restructuring, but there isn’t a fair chance for everyone to have the opportunity to master the English language. The dominance of English is in various forms of globalization, such as the military operation, and in Hollywood culture. Phillipson acknowledges that the English imperialism is present in modern-day global society, because of the massive English or British culture influenced on a global level through the dominance of English as the lingua franca....   [tags: minority, globalization, english, mobility]
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Europe's New World - Growing Trade Intertwined with Imperialism - Europe's New World - Growing Trade Intertwined with Imperialism The distinction of white linen, the rare treat of sweetness, the still rarer taste of coffee that made its drinkers sparkle, and the cravings they've inspired. Limited access to water influenced drinking habits, cooking, hygiene, and sartorial (tailoring/clothing) practices. Housewives and laundresses coped with mountains of dirty linen by the river or by the pond. The great sent their laundry to the American islands for a whiter wash; the poor rioted for soap as well as bread....   [tags: History Imperialism Trade] 1008 words
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World history: The change in Imperialism - ... Africa however was not the only place the Europeans went for new resources, they also conquered places in the Middle East, Asia, and eventually the American colonies. Another way the amplified need for resources contributed to the change in imperialism is that it influenced the idea capitalism and capitalism basically thrives on the takeover and enslavement of peoples and states. A central idea of capitalism is growth. Enlarged profits come only with a advance in the production. Or in this case a country, industrialists relentlessly search for ways of making more money....   [tags: industrialization, economics, natural resources, ] 652 words
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New Imperialism Influence on China - ... The policy allowed the foreign nations equal access to Chinese ports. Both the spheres of influence and China benefited because they were allowed to trade freely, as long as these three demands were followed: first, each sphere of power would maintain free access to trade; second, only China’s government could collect trade taxes; and third, no nation could be given exemptions from their harbor and railroad dues. The policy was to ensure that the United States stay involved with China, though China did benefit a little from it....   [tags: economy, political, lifestyle, benefit] 588 words
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Imperialism - Imperialism is often the focal point of failure, the main cause cited in any discussion of the problems in modern day Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. It is blamed for civil unrest, wars, famine, destruction of culture, and unfair and unnatural division of land. Charley Reese, a writer and editor for the Orlando Sentinel from 1971-2001, wrote in Kipling’s Back, “The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.” Perhaps Reese in his attempt to discredit imperialism as an, “arrogant and racist … attitude” stumbled upon the true value of imperialism....   [tags: World History] 1935 words
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Imperialism in America - Imperialism in America American imperialism seems at first to be an oxymoron. After all, when this country was established, it was done so by a group of people fleeing the imperialistic oppression of their own homeland. These people had a dream of creating a place where a man could live for himself, free of the subjugation of his government or any other coercive force. This seemed like a relatively simple dream to fulfill at the time, when America was new and lacking the corruption of power....   [tags: Papers] 462 words
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Imperialism and South East Asia - Southeast Asia has been controlled by Imperialistic powers since 1400s. These nations become prized for the various countries natural resources, strategic location, and the new markets to be found. The geographical locations become one of the most important factors that lead to the development of each country separately. As we reach the 19th and 20th century, European, American and Asian imperialism still has its claws deep in Southeast Asia. Imperialists are the ones who decide and shape the nation’s leading them down the path to where they are now....   [tags: Nations, Exploration] 585 words
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The American Renaissance - In America, the American Renaissance was the period in 1835-1880 in which United States literature came of age as an expression of a national spirit. Literature became one of the most historically significant effects that occurred throughout the time period of the American Renaissance. The American Renaissance is also characterized by renewed national self-confidence new ideas and technologies. Politically and economically, this era coincides with the Gilded Age and the New Imperialism. By the end of the eighteenth century, Enlightenment secularism made profound progress into American thoughts....   [tags: American History]
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An Icon of American Expansionism - As a nation born out of the desire to reject despotic rule and reinvent a new, non-Eurocentric model of the nation state, Americans during the nation’s nascent decades subscribed to a notion of anti-imperialism and relied upon a closed door approach to national foreign policy. Yet simultaneously, the United States engaged in acts of global expansion throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, and by the arrival of the 20th century, the nation had reached an ideological crossroad. Following a series of foreign conflicts which left America as an active participant in global expansion and a growing world power, by the conclusion of the 19th century, the nation was forced to determine whether or no...   [tags: American History] 1091 words
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The American Renaissance - The American Renaissance period, circa 1876-1917, heralded a new sense of nationalism with a pride linking to a spirit akin to Greek democracy, the rule of Roman law, and a cultural and educational reform movement often referred to as Renaissance humanism. This American nationalism focused on the expression of modernism, technology, and academic classicism. Renaissance technological advancements include wire cables supporting the Brooklyn Bridge in the State of New York, along with cultural advancements found in the Prairie School houses, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in architecture and sculpture....   [tags: American Renaissance Literary Masterpieces] 1158 words
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The Fallacy of the American Dream - “The essence of the American dream is the understanding that we are here on this earth and in this land for a higher purpose…Anything that stands in the way of the dream, we must fight. Anything that enhances the dream, we must support.” Steve Forbes could not have said it better. The American Dream is continuing to prosper and flourish since our founding fathers sat together in a room and created a document in which every man may follow. For years the idea of the American Dream has been sturdy, however, as America aged so did the idea of the American Dream....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream ] 833 words
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How Mexicans See America - The United States has had a varied relationship with the nation of Mexico. The relationship has drastically changed over the past several decades as issues such as immigration, drug violence, health care, free trade, and border concerns have been brought into the public sphere on both sides of the border. Both nations have had and continue to have an impact on each other. However, for the purposes of this research paper, I hope to demonstrate some of the current perceptions that Mexicans hold in regards to Americans and the United States as a nation....   [tags: history, imperialism]
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The Effects of Imperialism - Imperialism was the belief that a country must extend its power and influence over other land. This belief was what fueled most of the late 19th and early 20th century’s governments. To the mother countries at the time, it was the best thing that ever happened to them because they became exceptionally wealthy from the colony’s profits. The colonies had horrible working conditions, no food, loss of homes, and the combination of all three of these points led to death. The reason imperialism had a negative impact on the world was because the poor, working class of the colonies heavily outweighed the wealthy people of the upper class in the mother countries....   [tags: minor wars, colonialism, transition to nationalism]
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The Persistence of Imperialism - ... President Johnson, it was quite evident among the countries citizens and civil rights leaders, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who noted this repetitious trend in American values for the past century. In his “Beyond Vietnam” meeting at Riverside Church , New York, Dr. King took stance that the domestic problems the U.S. was facing was symptomatic of a nature of persistent suppression of other ideas, races, and cultures. He felt that if the U.S. government could overcome these maladies, that the civil rights movement, which was in direct opposition domestic racial imperialism, and the threat of further foreign dispute could be considered a concern of the past....   [tags: communist, political, economic, culturally] 1316 words
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Imperialism: Historical and Biological Perspectives - Imperialism: Historical and Biological Perspectives Imperialism evokes images of past grandeur, expansive landholdings and wealth that do not seem to be conducive to modern-day existence. Yet as a general paradigm of behavior, imperialism may be more ubiquitous and inherent than first glance would suggest. By drawing analogy between the actions of historically imperialistic nations and bee colonies, a universal “imperialism” emerges, spanning history and nature. In the Roman Empire and current US “empire” (as some consider it), imperialism is manifested as binary hierarchies and symbols of power....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Charlie Don’t Surf: The Clash Protest Imperialism - By definition, imperialism is extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force. That ideology is best exemplified by the Vietnam War because the United States invaded North Vietnam to prevent the dissemination of Communism into South Vietnam, which is ultimately an attempt at exuding power and influence by using military force. The Clash recognized the homogeneity between the American imperialism of the Vietnam war and the forced Westernization of the non-Western world, particularly third world nations; thusly, the band chose the Vietnam War as a backdrop for “Charlie Don’t Surf” because of it’s relevance to American culture at the time....   [tags: Political Protest Music ]
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Imperialism in India - British economic interest in India began in the 1600s when Britain set up trading posts in Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta. By 1707, the Mughal Empire was collapsing. Several small states broke away from the Mughal control. In 1757, Robert Clive led the East India troops in a victory over Indian forces at the Battle of Plassey. From this time until 1858, East India Company was the leading power in India. Over time, the area controlled by East India Company grew. Eventually, East India Company governed modern Bangladesh, most of southern India, and almost all the territory along the Ganges River....   [tags: Great Britain, Politics, Government] 1046 words
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The Legacy of Imperialism in Southeast Asia - The Legacy of Imperialism in Southeast Asia Imagine a tropical island paradise isolated from external influence or interference, with limited localized conflicts. Then a fleet of dark ships sail up to the golden beaches and land. These ships are filled with Europeans, who wish to take over this land for its strategic location and the plentiful natural resources that exist on the majestic lands of Southeast Asia. This straightforward scene, often exhausted at global locations, could be the start of a legacy of enormous impact and complication....   [tags: conquest, greed, power, colonialism]
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British Empire: What is Imperialism? - Imperialism is defined as relationships that are unequal between two humans or territories. This is usually based on concepts of authority and the articulation of dominance over a particular territory. It comprises of the extension of control and regulation of one state over another nation. The British has been known to be a colonial power that has always practiced dominance over many states particularly in Africa. The British Empire is seen as one of the largest empires in both the past and current times....   [tags: colonial power, war, authority]
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Imperialism and Its History - Do you know where the country of Castile and Aragon are located on a map. You won’t be finding them on any maps made the past few centuries. In the sixteenth century the rulers of Castile and Aragon formed a union that would eventually become the country of Spain. Imperialism is the act of expanding the borders of a country. This can be done through colonies, conquering (aggressive expansion), and diplomacy such as royal marriages. It has been a greatly debated topic if one country has the morale and legal right to conquer another....   [tags: colonies, conquering, diplomacy]
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The White Man's Burden by Rudyard Kipling - Imperialism widely occurred all through history as the conquest of weaker cultures by cultures that were more technologically advanced or had more power. Imperialism was basically the formation of a mighty empire. It’s the creation of unequal cultural, economic, and territorial relationships, based on domination and subordination, usually between states and often in the form of an empire. Occurring when one country over powers aggressive or passively over another country. During the late 1800’s and into the 1900’s this was immortalized in a poplar concept, “The White Man’s Burden” by the British poet Rudyard Kipling who in 1899 urged America to “take up the white man’s burden” and colonize t...   [tags: imperialism through history ] 542 words
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The Spanish-American War - The Spanish-American War During the last years of the nineteenth century, the United States would find itself involved in what John Jay, the American secretary of state, later referred to as a "splendid little war; begun with highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave." From an American standpoint, because there were few negative results, and so many significantly positive consequences, John Jay was correct in calling the Spanish-American War a "splendid little war." The defeat of the Spanish forces marked the end of their rule in the Americas and also marked the rise of the United States as a global military power....   [tags: American America History] 1250 words
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Critical Essay on Terrorist by John Updike (2006) - ... In Culture and Imperialism (1993), Edward Said, the Palestinian-American academic and writer, states: “America describes itself with words such as: altruism, specialness and opportunity to the extent that the word ‘Imperialism’ has been used only rarely and recently in accounts of U.S. culture, politics and history.” (8) He also maintains that in his country, there seems to be “...an uncritical alignment between intellectuals and institutions of power which reproduces the pattern of an earlier imperialist history.” This concerns him because he can sense that, generations later, the conflict between colonial powers and colonized societies continues “…in an impoverished and for that reason...   [tags: culture and imperialism, muslim faith]
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Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe - Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900, by ecological historian Alfred W. Crosby explores how “portmanteau biota”, helped Europeans to eradicate whole societies in the Neo-Europes (xv, 89). Crosby believes that temperate zones, climates similar to that of Europe, allowed European biota to thrive, which allowed for European expansion. Crosby discusses the Norse invasions and the Crusades as examples of how Europeans were not able to expand. Crosby claims that climate was crucial to European expansion because it allowed portmanteau biota to thrive....   [tags: Alfred W. Crosby] 844 words
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Imperialism - Imperialism Causes and strategies; Reactions to expansion:-Increasing tensions among industrial powers. -Increasing agitation for national independence.-Scrambles for empire: Africa China, Latin America. --China--the Boxer Rebellion.--Latin America and Free Trade Imperialism ---The scramble brings new players.---The United States.----Internal imperialism. ---Rivalries and alliances-Independence movement leads to revolution (mass movement)--Latin America-middle class join elites or masses. ---The Constitution of 1917....   [tags: essays research papers] 377 words
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Oppression of Imperialism in Poisonwood Bible and Heart of Darkness - Imperialism has been a constant oppressive force upon societies dating back hundreds of years. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, illustrates this oppression by providing an instance of its occurrence in the Congo of Africa, while simultaneously setting the stage for The Poisonwood Bible, which is essentially the continuation of the story. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, demonstrates how the Congo is still affected by modern circumstances and ideology. Conrad’s novella acts as a sort of precursor to the events later depicted in Kingsolver’s novel, and this very connection between the stories illustrates the perpetual oppression of imperialism....   [tags: joseph conrad] 1448 words
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Motives Of The Spanish American War - The Spanish American War started in 1898 and lasted about four months. Although the war might have seemed focused on freeing Cuba from Spain and gaining independence for Cuba and the Philippines, it was actually stimulated by nationalism and commercialism. Commercialism was a major factor when declaring war because the United States depended on Cuba and the Philippines for trade and business with other countries, especially in Asia and Latin America. Another major factor for the war was that the United States wanted to spread its Anglo-Saxon culture around the world and emerge as a world-wide power....   [tags: American History] 951 words
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Global Imperialism - Global imperialism began to take its toll on the world; a policy in which stronger nations extended their economic, political, or military control over weaker territories. As the United States began to plunge into the trend of overseas expansion, many wondered if the nation could justify its reasons for imperialism. The answer, my friend, is yes. It all began with European imperialism as Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Portugal, and Spain competed for African raw materials and markets....   [tags: essays research papers] 584 words
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The American Dream - missing works cited It is the intent of this paper to prove that the "American Dream" can best be explained as a "ciity upon a hill." "Ciity upon a hill" meaning being above and superior over those below. The Civil War, the imperialistic race of the 19th century, the Korean War, the KKK, and the Gulf War are all examples of the "American Dream" of superiority playing a part in American History. Each American has a different idea of this superiority, but nonetheless strive to achieve it, whatever it may be in....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream] 1824 words
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