Compare And Contrast American Imperialism At Home And Abroad

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Trinity Haynes
Prof. Grisham
Imperialism at Home and Abroad {Outline}

Topic/Theme: How Imperialism aided in the start of World War One.
Key points:
1. America abandons its century old commitment to isolation as they began to become a world power.
2. Events and countries that pushed America to join the war by convincing them it would be in their best interests.
3. How European Expansion led to the beginning of World War One.

Imperialism at Home and Abroad {Treatise}
American Imperialism refers to the expansion of American political, economic, cultural, media and military influence beyond the boundaries of the United States. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies of the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence …show more content…

While growing the country though, Americans pushed out anything that was in their way through brutal force or manipulation. Many Native Americans from 1890 to 1900 during the imperialism era were betrayed and stabbed in the back by the Americans. Native Indians lived a life built on tribes and community, supporting their communities by roles such as hunting, gathering, etc. They had lived in the United States long before it became known as the United States; and settlers have had a long history of mistreating the Natives. As we read during the Manifest Destiny chapters, it was presented that settlers used religion as a basis for validating their mistreatment of the Mexican and Indian …show more content…

Disputes over alliances became heated and led to division between countries. Prior to World War One, there were two main divisions. The Central Powers and the Ottoman Empire (Allies). The Central power included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria. The Ottoman Empire (and the allies) which included France, Great Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan and later, the United States. The United States joined their allies Russia, France, and Britain on April 6, 1917. The US supplied their allies with goods and resources but stayed out of the fighting as much as possible. Until Germany had made attacks on American passenger submarines on December 17, 1917. That became a primary reason behind Americas involvement in the war. On April 6, 1917, the United States finally joined the war against the Central

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