Examples Of American Imperialism

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The famous quote by President Theodore Roosevelt that was an old African proverb was "Speak softly and carry a big stick." in other words is just another way to say "actions speak louder than words" which the meaning is you don't always have to shout or be loud to get your point across, or for people to hear you, you can simply carry on big actions to get your point across. American imperialism is a term that refers to the military, cultural, and economic influence of the United States on other countries, colonies, and lands. The U.S. took significant actions during the period of Imperialism, but the U.S. never used harsh "words" to imperialize. In the time of the late 1800s the U.S. was one of the world's leading industrial powers. The economic…show more content…
took social, political, and economic control over countries like Cuba, Korea, Japan, Austria, and Germany. One of the most important examples of the United States imperialism in that time was the annexation of the islands of Hawaii in the year of 1898, the United State gained control of Hawaii’s buildings, military equipment, ports, harbors, and public property that the Hawaiian Government had previously owned, for the reason that president at the time,William McKinley signed the Newlands Resolution. This all eventually led to Hawaii becoming the 50th state in America in 1959. Overall imperialism benefited america with trade, new markets, and industries. Without imperialism the United States would not be as advanced or as powerful as we are today. The United States never had to “yell” for the reason that the United States always had the power and military to back it up. America never really “blows smoke” we follow through with what we say so I feel that when Roosevelt said "Speak softly and carry a big stick." he had the power to back it up. The United States has had the “big stick” and I think that America has shown to all the world that we are not afraid to use our power to get what we want or need, and that is why we are such a powerful

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