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CH 03: Becoming a World Power

Big Questions to Consider...

  1. Was American expansion overseas justified?
  2. Did the press cause the Spanish-American War?
  3. Was the United States justified in going to war against Spain in 1898?
  4. Should the United States have acquired possessions overseas?
  5. Was the acquisition of the Panama Canal Zone an act of justifiable imperialism?
  6. Does the need for self-defense give the US the right to interfere in the affairs of Latin America? (Roosevelt Corollary, “Dollar Diplomacy,” “Watchful Waiting”)
  7. Was the United States imperialistic in the Far East?

Crash Course: American Imperialism