American Imperialism

American Imperialism Presentations

Task: Students will complete a PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation that will describe the results and elements of American imperialism at the turn of the 20th century.

Your presentation must be at least 5 minutes in length and will need to include bulleted information as well as images.

Although you will have information in the presentation slides, you will be required to expand on the information.

Please keep in mind the following when you are preparing and researching:

Who, What, When, Where, Why and How!

You must also express whether or not your group would have opposed or supported US Intervention and explain why.

Your outline will be a classwork grade (15 pts).

Your presentation will be a quiz grade (50 pts).

Presentation Rubric

You may select from the following topics:

  • Panama Canal
  • The Spanish-American War
  • Opposition to Imperialism
  • U.S. Involvement in Puerto Rico
  • U. S. Involvement in Mexico
  • Taft and Dollar Diplomacy
  • U.S. Involvement in China (Boxers)
  • U.S. Involvement in Hawaii
  • Philippine War
  • Roosevelt Corollary
  • Yellow Journalism
  • William Seward and the purchase of Alaska


All sources can send articles directly to your Google Drive!