"American imperialism in 1898 was not a sudden abandonment of anti-colonial tradition but was a logical extension of commercial expansion, something the US had been doing throughout its history" (SparkNotes: The Spanish American War, 1898-1901,: Effects of the Treaty). President McKinley was not interested in wars of conquest or of territorial aggression. His interest in expansion was "to make the United States first in international commerce and as a means to implement its humanitarian and democratic goals" (Faragher, J., Buhle, M. J., & Armitage, S. H. ,2008, Out of Many, A History of the American People, 6th ed., Vol. 2, p. 561). McKinley would eventually be forced to act in a humanitarian effort for the people of Cuba and to protect America’s interest against Spain’s domination of Cuba.
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GKE1 Task 3 Part A: Colonization of North America The purpose for colonizing North America was for expansion of territory, trade, and assimilation. The rise of colonialism in North America began after Spain sent Columbus to Asia but discovered the Americas in 1492. Spain created and maintained the first colonies for nearly 400 years followed by France then England. Spain had absolute monarchy over its colonies with the King taking complete control. France used their colonization for trade and England used the charter system to set up their colonies (Carney, 2013).
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This policy of non-involvement was further cemented by James Monroe in his famous Monroe Doctrine of 1823, which essentially declared that America would not tolerate Europe meddling her affairs, and in return America would grant Europe the same consideration (OurDocuments, n. pag.). How did the nation transition so drastically from this non-interventionist philosophy of foreign affairs to the current global network of interventionism and political crisis? The 1898 Spanish-American War was a first and drastic step towards modern policy, swiftly followed by the United States’ interference in Panama. America’s first foray directly into European affairs, World War I, proved to be the turning point for American intervention and the beginning of the end for the principle of isolationism.
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