The Economy: The Role Of Imperialism In US

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The economy played a role in U.S. imperialism in many ways. The first way was called a “decade of crisis”. This is where overpopulated cities due to the flood of immigrants caused unease over the future of America. Another way was in 1893 when the collapse of a British bank led to panic and caused an economic depression. The war with Spain started because Cuba was rebelling against them, but Spain would not let Cuba go. McKinley replied by telling Spain to stay out of Cuba. According to President McKinley, the U.S. got involved in the war with Spain for “American peace of mind and to end economic uncertainty”. It was not to obtain land because Congress passed the Teller Amendment, which stated that the United States would not have permanent

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