How Did America Practice Imperialism

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The act of Imperialism is the takeover of a weak nation by a more dominate one through politics, their economy, or military power. During the early 1900’s the United States practiced this foreign policy. In the nation itself however, the country was divided on whether this foreign policy was morally just and if America should practice it. As history shows, America did practice imperialism, and one of the reasons they did was to expand their nation because of the need of new economic opportunities of these weaker nations. Also Americans believed that it was their divine right, to take over these weaker nations to improve themselves and become as good as Americans. While the other side of imperialism is that America had its own international problems to take care of before going halfway across the globe for these weaker nations. Secondly it doesn’t help spread democracy because we were not allowing self-determination.…show more content…
Josiah strong believed if America was to become even better than the European power then she was to have to find new markets to expand upon her wealth; “We have seen… that, although England is by far the richest nation of Europe, we have already outstripped her in the race after wealth, and we have only begun the development of our vast resources.”(Strong). It is very important for America to see it full potential in trade, around 1914, world war one started, America reached her full potential in trade and became a wealthy trade power. (“Reasons for Imperialism”). Thus America became rich of trade and became one of the wealthiest nations at the

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