African American Imperialism Dbq

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Amir Patel
Miss. N
Honors U.S. History 2

The Industrial Revolution had caused an economic boom in the United States. At this time, many citizens of the United States demanded for expansion over seas. Expansionism in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century had joint many similarities and differences to the prior American standards. American citizens believed it was time to expand land territories in order to keep The United States at the top. American citizens had so much pride and spirit it was thought that the United States was the strongest and finest nation on the globe. Many Americans wanted a strict foreign policy, while others desired to remain neutral and not get involved in any crisis. Former …show more content…

American citizens at the time believed getting involved in the war was the correct action to do since global competition for land began to increase around the globe. African Americans supported white soldiers hoping it would bring equally among races if individuals helped them in the Spanish American War (Document 2). The objective was to address the hypocrisy of America and call out all the imperialists. E.E. Cooper an African American editor of the newspaper Colored American pushed forward for African Americans to encourage for war (Document 1). E.E. Cooper desired for blacks and white to share a brotherhood and hopefully this would bring them together as one. Also, Theodore Roosevelt an imperialist apprised anyone who opposed the annexation of Philippine nation (Document 5). In 1899 Theodore Roosevelt’s speech, his purpose was to justify the continuation of the controlling Philippines. Theodore Roosevelt viewed the United States as an international police. Numerous individuals including citizens and natives felt that the Monroe Doctrine was being …show more content…

Citizens opposed the idea of the Spanish American was and believed America would become a superior empire. Jane Addams an anti also believed supporting imperialism was encouraging militarism in the nation. Murders in the United States were being traced back to the Spanish American War. American citizens believed it was acceptable to make fun of individuals who came from a Spanish culture (Document 4). William Graham Sumner was a man who disliked the idea of the Spanish American War. People saw this action as a phrase such as “what goes around comes around.” Citizens thought the United States were acting more like Spain and would eventually lose all the land America had conquered at the time (Document 2). Sumner was a man who focused on the issues of the United States currently then looking at the future ahead for citizens on the country. American citizens had the potential to all be equal, but racism at the time had spread even more through the

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